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The decision by the Board of Directors not to hold ASJA’s annual conference this year came, ironically enough, on Friday the 13th, a harbinger of bad luck, since hundreds of Knights Templar were arrested on October 13, 1307. It was a difficult decision for the Board and a disappointment for everyone anticipating another successful conference. READ MORE

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Navigating the Gig Economy

In the late 1940s, after service in the Navy during World War II, my father signed on as a mail carrier at the local post office. He never left that job, working his way up from walking a route to postmaster. Bored after retirement, he worked part-time as a greeter at the local funeral home. It was perfect for him. He got to dress up and meet his friends, and on good days he got to drive the hearse. It never occurred to my father to change jobs while he was at the post office. People who did that sort of thing, drifting from job to job, were viewed at the time with some suspicion, as layabouts. More »

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