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Wisdom From The Cat Lady

By Jack Riordan   |  November 14, 2016
Feeling low, beginning to realize the full potential impact of what had just happened. . .

Washington State Could Pass the Nation's First Carbon Tax. Why Are Environmentalists and Democrats Fighting It?

October 18, 2016
The ballot measure has divided the green community and created some unlikely alliances.

City of Pittsburgh Implements ePropertyPlus for Property Inventory Management and Disposition

September 6, 2016
ePropertyPlus Delivers Operational Efficiency & Public Transparency Within Weeks

Women's Half Century Parity Climb and This Election

By Jack Riordan   |  August 25, 2016
The rioting in Milwaukee, where I went to college caused me to reflect on the changes since the riots in my Chicago in the 60s where I worked with the elderly poor and got my first taste of efforts for Black Civil Rights and Equality. Much has

Economy: Why Corporate America Is Leaving the Suburbs for the City

August 3, 2016
From The New York Times - Economy: Why Corporate America Is Leaving the Suburbs for the City

Zombie Foreclosure Crisis

July 22, 2016
Mortgage lenders and servicers could soon have a whole new set of responsibilities for maintaining foreclosed homes, as Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, introduced a new bill on Friday that would address what his office calls the ‚Äúzombie foreclosure crisis.‚ÄĚ

Teachers, police get no respect

July 18, 2016
Another bumper sticker will not end the pain in this country, nor will political call for peace and harmony. We have to put our tax money where our mouths are.


By Jack Riordan   |  July 1, 2016
This is a more information about H. B.390 which becomes law in September.

New Zealand, Brief Introduction February 2016

By Jack Riordan   |  June 30, 2016
After a 2 day, thousand mile voyage from Tasmania Australia across the Tasman Sea, with by Albatrosses and Boobies trailing our ship, our first day in New Z was in Milford Sound. In addition to the 1000 foot rock walls and 500 foot waterfalls, it was a great intro to the "Shaky Isles".

The Long Slow Exit from My Dad's Ethnic World

By Jack Riordan   |  June 6, 2016
When I was conceived eighty years ago in Chicago, my father gave me his world; I have left out my mother's essential participation in the process, because she was from Kentucky via Morgan County in southern Illinois and almost as much a foreigner as I was when she delivered me. Dad's world was an ethnic hodgepodge, in which nearly every European community had its section of the city or neighborhood where their language was spoken and displayed on signs, in newspapers, and even taught in schools.
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