Shortchanged

As if working for minimum wage isn’t bad enough, a new study, Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers, a survey of more than 4,000 low-wage workers, suggests “many employment and labor laws are regularly and systematically violated.” The 2008 survey of 4,387 workers in low-wage industries in the three largest U.S. cities—Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York …

Rest stop

For a month my backpack and I have been intimately acquainted. When I climbed hills, it climbed; when I sweated, it sweated; when I was soaked in the rain, it was soaked; when I was frustrated–well, it is a backpack. I doubt it was frustrated. So today, backpack free, I would like to remember all …

Detour

Nearly four weeks, and 230 miles, into my trip I have come to the realization that my injuries cannot be ignored. So, as of today, I am stepping off the road. After a couple weeks of rest my ankle should be ready to pound the pavement once again. Though I have not made it nearly …