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Last week, Representative John Lewis lay in state at the Capitol Rotunda, the first Black Congressman to be honored in this way. After a poignant ceremony, his body was moved outside to the Capitol steps, where every-day people could pay their respects. 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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