Tag Archives: economics

The Second Job You Don’t Know You Have: How Self-Checkouts, ATMs and Airport Check-Ins are Changing Our Economy

Shadow work [is] all the unpaid jobs we do on behalf of businesses and organizations: We are pumping our own gas, scanning our own groceries, booking our travel and busing our tables at Starbucks. Shadow work is a new concept, so as yet, no one has compiled economic data on how many jobs we, the […]

Secular Sunday – Jesus Loves Floyd Mayweather Better Than Manny Pacquio

Yeah, that’s what happened…

How Popular Are The Various Netflix Original Series?

On the recommendation of a co-worker, Shea and I are working through “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, a Netflix original series.  (That link will go to Wikiwand.com – a site I recently discovered that presents Wikipedia pages in a more visually appealing, readable format.) Watching that series led me to this article which discusses how a company that’s […]

NHL 2015 Stanley Cup Playoff Predictions

I’ve got a bit of a theme going lately with all the playoff excitement so let’s keep it going… NHL.com and NHL Network Staff (Rangers vs. Blackhawks seems the consensus) EA NHL 15 (Ducks vs. Rangers) Jason Hammond (Montreal vs. Minnesota) …and if you haven’t, you should check out NHL Bracket Challenge to play along […]

Music Monday – “They call me a troublemaker ’cause I’m finally saying “no”/I’ve been working hard and yet my pay is still so low

A highlight of my time at the Writers Guild of Alberta was getting to book Maria Dunn to speak and perform at our annual conference at the Royal Tyrrell Museum. “Troublemaker” – Maria Dunn

#Flames Could Clinch A Playoff Spot Tonight

With two games left in the season, the Calgary Flames can clinch a playoff spot for the first time since 2009 and also eliminate the Stanley Cup defending LA Kings if they beat the Kings tonight. (Since so many Canadian teams – Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg – all have playoff implications tied to the Kings, fans […]

Equality vs. Equity

An important thing to keep in mind as you move through this world…

Secular Sunday – Chocolate Crosses

Saw a supply of these in the Minot Wal-Mart a couple years ago and couldn’t decide whether to laugh, be offended (even as a non-Christian) or marvel at how crass capitalism can be sometimes! “Hey kids, enjoy this chocolate cross that represents where a man died for your sins!” “Oh, yummy!”

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Before Target, There Was Zellers (September 2009)

Target is now closed for good in Regina after teaching a lesson in how not to run a business.  (I still remember reading an interview with some Target big wig right before they opened who said something like: “Oh, we don’t intend to have lower prices than our competition.  We’ll price to match the market.”) Even if […]

The Raw After Wrestlemania

Sunday night was Wrestlemania, the biggest PPV show on the WWE’s annual calendar. And after lots of doubts about the lead-up, it turned out to be one of the best Wrestlemanias of all-time in many observer’s opinions. Almost as good is the Raw After Wrestlemania… Imagine your favorite dramatic TV series, say, Game of Thrones […]