You can’t blame Carrie Steacy, an airline pilot in Canada, for being a little steamed. All she did was get “David in 12E” and all of the other passengers safety to their destinations in British Columbia. Read more →
I’ve been searching in the last few weeks for the perfect photo to describe Minnesota in winter. The frozen-beards, ice-fishing, pond-hockey-playing, ice-cave visiting, bike-riding snapshots have been fascinating — certainly more fascinating than pictures of your car dashboard. But this one is a perfect description.
This sign at a Walmart store in Canton, Ohio is either: (a) Proof that Walmart doesn’t pay its employees enough to make a decent living or: (b) Proof that Walmart cares about its employees. The Cleveland Plain Dealer says the idea for the food collection tubs, which are in an employees-only area, originated at the Read more →
Does two make a trend? For the second time in under a month, a restaurant server got a lecture on the meal check about her sexual orientation instead of the tip she deserved. In Bridgewater, N.J., Dayna Morales posted on the Have a Gay Day Facebook page that a couple stiffed her on the $95 Read more →
“From where I stand, teachers are the last line of defense against the tyranny of the 1 percent.” That line in a speech during the annual Education Minnesota conference last week put Megan Olivia Hall, the state’s teacher of the year, in the line of fire. Hall, a grade 7-12 science teacher at Open World Read more →
On Sunday (12-1 p.m.), I’ll be hosting a Q&A at the MPR booth at the State Fair with Chris Worthington, the managing director of regional news at Minnesota Public Radio. To my knowledge, the event is not being broadcast, you can’t call in with a question. If you’re not going to the Fair on Sunday, Read more →
There’s always someone to tell you you can’t do something. There are people who will listen to them. And people who won’t. Pete Gustin reads copy for a living, even though he’s legally blind. He just put a video together explaining how he does it.
Turner Barr has been traveling around the world for six years, funding his adventures by working along the way. His blog Around the World in 80 Jobs offers tips and documented his travels, like this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxBhZlaIrJc It was a great success. Then Adecco, a multinational human resources company, started using “Around the World in Read more →