201601.18
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Forgiveness

I forgive you for not being tall and thin and blonde. I forgive you for looking like him, having his genes and hers which make you more susceptible to certain diseases and ailments. I know you want love just like I do and are confused that your best qualities aren’t seen as enough. Even by…

201601.14
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Four Things You Need to Know About Worker Classification

I cringe every time that I read an article in an entrepreneur magazine that encourages readers to use independent contractors, instead of hiring employees, to build their new businesses. It’s not that independent contractors are a bad idea, but encouraging their use without elaborating on the very detailed criteria for proper classifying a worker as…

201512.11
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If I Ran for President

If I ran for President, I would only serve one term because I would answer the questions asked with directness but without the burn. I would be too authentic and too female, white, and educated, not just in law school or big business, but in church, books, psychotherapy, and nature. Having been a victim several…

201512.04
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Why Not You?

I could be angry, and some days I am. Then, I see the young woman at the bus stop smoking a cigarette and checking her smartphone from a wheelchair. I could be lazy, and occasionally I am. I want someone else to do the heavy lifting. That’s why they get paid more or got elected….

201511.20
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Somewhere in Syria

Somewhere in Syria, children dream of going to school or playing with their friends. They make toys from twigs, rocks, and everyday items, and they jump, clap, and hug visitors. They don’t complain about taking baths, and they don’t throw tantrums because they didn’t get candy at the store. Somewhere in Syria, teenagers worry if…

201510.30
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Are You Overpaying Your Workers Compensation Premiums?

I often resolve conflicts involving the classification of workers. Typically, I am educating the Workers Compensation Board about the types of work small business owners and consultants perform for specific entities so the Enforcement Unit can determine whether freelancers were truly independent contractors. Increasingly, I am assisting entrepreneurs with premium audits performed by the insurance…