|Vol. 14 No. 26
December 30, 2019
Columns & Features
by Heidi M. Pascual
by Jamala Rogers
care and fringe benefits and not the present day concept of a 30 hour work week in which people get low wages and few, if any, fringe benefits. This discussion
occurred at the dawn of the technological revolution of the early 1980s. Instead of us all benefiting from and receiving the technology dividend of increased
productivity, it somehow went to the richest top one-percent.
And yet the technology has allowed us to publish The Capital City Hues. While I am the “face” of the publication, The Hues’ continued success is due to the
contributions of its reporters, columnists, photographers, webmaster, delivery person and most importantly 10 financial — and spiritual — partners. In March 2020,
we will begin our 15th year of publishing The Capital City Hues and that means on the last Sunday in June 2021 we will hold our 15th anniversary festival celebration.
Save that date.
I am grateful that I can finally start drawing Social Security. I have been saving some of my benefits so that when I finally do retire, I can have a savings cushion.
While I do continue to work full-time and some of my Social Security gets taxed — I don’t mind — I’m trying to build a modest nest egg that will rescue me from
destitution in case my Social Security cannot meet my expenses of the day.
The year 2020 will begin a rather slow transition for me. I am so grateful to be able to do the things that I do, interview wonderful and interesting people and help
neighborhood centers end their years in the black as well as provide enriching programs and services to area youth, many of whom are youth of color. Sometimes I
wish I could do these things with the same energy and vigor for the rest of my days on this planet — at least in this physical form. It has been a beautiful and
meaningful life. But I do know that the spirit is willing, but the body is weak. And I know that nothing lasts forever. -- READ MORE
more work in. Instead of the technology allowing me to work and then enjoy more leisure time, it seems that it just allows me to do more
I remember when a 30-hour work week was seriously discussed, one that would basically give a worker 40 hours’ worth of pay plus health
I can’t believe another year has gone by. At 67-years-old, the next year always seems to go by faster than
the one before. I’ve asked many people if they experience this too and unfortunately, the answer has
always been a resounding yes. Perhaps our lives have speeded up dramatically, moving faster and getting .
by Jamala Rogers