Category Archives: Working

Work as Leisure: The Best Way to Travel

…a Speculation Based on Good Experience (c) 2014, Davd After reading about European distaste for tourists, some 30 years ago now, i was sitting in an orientation meeting in Helsinki and heard a Dutch student say, “If I were home … Continue reading

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Something Average Women Can Do Better than I Can:

… and it’s not about the Reproductive System, either: (c) 2014, Davd One early March morning, as i was sitting in my bed doing an important chore, it occurred to me that an average-sized woman could do it better than … Continue reading

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Old Men at Work:

… and the Social Inefficiency of Jobs. (c) 2013, Davd This post began as a letter of apology to a son who called after ten at night1, when i was sound asleep: I had “turned in” around nine-thirty, and felt … Continue reading

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Like-Minded Men:

It’s High Time We Got Together. (c) 2012, Davd “Jim, watching the cowboys in the final days [of a long cattle drive] … saw things clearly. If this particular group could be held together, each man lending strength to his … Continue reading

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Yes, Jobs Warp Workers

Is This why Canadians are Too Nice? (c) 2013, Davd I’m glad i never had the job of Bus Driver, but it does have some advantages over “white collar work.” A bus driver knows rather exactly what the job entails: … Continue reading

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The Curse of Commuting

    … a heavy cost of job work, not so much hidden as ignored; and it shouldn’t be. (c) 2013, Davd If modern Canada (and the USA, and much of the E.U., and Japan, Australia, New Zealand) are, or … Continue reading

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Earnings

  … they are not all in money, and diversity is better Fourth in a Series on 21st Century Economics, how men can liberate ourselves thereby, … and the need and hopes for Social Efficiency (c) 2013, Davd The first … Continue reading

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Who’s Still Hiring?

 (How are they funded?) Fourth in a Series on 21st Century Economics and men’s work. (c) 2013, Davd Old men like me can remember times when “the world of work” was different; and in particular, we remember the “heyday of … Continue reading

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Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone?

Third in a Series on 21st Century Economics, how men can liberate ourselves thereby,… and the need and hopes for Social Efficiency (c) 2013, Davd Economic growth is “stagnant” today, in the patois of the radio news interviews; pension investments … Continue reading

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Instead of a Job:

My 20th Century Experience of 21st Century Work (c) 2013, Davd This is not written mainly to tell a personal story—it’s written “for example”, since i obviously know my own experience better than that of others. Its main message is … Continue reading

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