Tag Archives: labor day

Fall Kick-Off

Millions of Americans are fighting their way home through the Labor Day Traffic. Jam factors are hovering around 7 with the threat to max out at 8, however everyone should reach their destination by the evening. I wish that I could say the same, because I’m sitting in a Myrtle Avenue apartment thousands of miles […]

CBS Top 10 Songs For Labor Day 2012

I googled ‘top ten songs labor day’ and was surprised by the top selection from CBS. #1 Van Morrison “Brown Eyed Girl” I never expected Van Morrison to score that high. Go Ireland. The rest of the list was comprised of old classics. #2 Eagles “Hotel California” #3 Four Seasons “Sherry” #4 Beatles “Hey Jude” […]

Labor Day Travel

In 2008 my good friend Alan Vaughan called from Gary, Indiana. He was driving to Florida. I told him I was leaving Palm Beach for New England. We hadn’t seen each other in a good 6 or 7 years. “How you getting north?” “I’m hitchhiking on I-95. I figure it will take 3-4 days.” I […]

Sleeping On The Job

When I was a kid, some men would see road crews leaning on their shovels and called them lazy bastards. My father had worked a lumber camp in his youth and tell his friends, “You’ve never worked a day in your life, if you say that.” He was an electrical engineer. His hands were soft, […]

Labor Day 2012

Labor Day Weekend traditionally marks the end of summer in the USA. Millions of Americans flocked to the shore, lakes, mountains, parks, and backyards for a last gasp of enjoyment before going back to work. Few realise that the holiday was inaugerated by President Grover Cleveland as a peace offering after his ordering in troops […]