An Imperfect Christmas

The Christmas message this morning at St. John’s Lutheran was simple and understandable:  “there is no such thing as a ‘perfect’ Christmas.” Holiday movies such as “The Ref“, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation“, and “Miracle on 34th Street” tries to convey this statement, but in real life, if it isn’t a “perfect” Christmas, it’s a failure. The … More An Imperfect Christmas

Have you received the “letter” yet?

This morning, the “Get It Done” girl, Suzanne Hull, sunk her teeth into Iowa Works, or the agency to be formerly known as Iowa Workforce Development.  Recently, IWD has sent out letters to unemployed workers advising them to attend re-employment customized classes.  Failure to do so will result in losing your unemployment benefits. Ouch. Suzanne … More Have you received the “letter” yet?

Do not pass go, do not collect unemployment extension

Late last night, the U.S. Senate “failed” to pass a bill extending unemployment benefits to people who are out-of-work.  They approved it 57-41, but as the Iowa Independent put it, “in the strange logic of Congress, that is enough to prevent the motion from moving forward for now.  The cloture vote has failed, likely meaning … More Do not pass go, do not collect unemployment extension