Books · Business · Current Affairs · Lifestyle · Science

JS Notes

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sunday, February 14, 2016

In BOOKS, a William Shatner memoir review of Leonard, a tribute to Spock.

Did their original Star Trek series really run only three years?  It was a life-view changer.  Spock, Kirk, McCoy, Uhura, Scotty, Sulu, Chekov.  An inspired creation of Gene Roddenberry, roles, cast  and stories, and features so much part of our world view and imagination; some have materialized already–those communicators–and we are more open to, even anticipating, more ahead–Beam me up, Scotty…one day…

Get what you Need.

Both grew up in lower-middle-class Orthodox Jewish immigrant families: Shatner in Montreal, Nimoy in Boston.  Unlike Shatner, Nimoy learned Yiddish and retained a fascination with it:  While living in Los Angeles, he paid a Yiddish-speaking psychiatrist her regular hourly fee to converse with him in that language.  (William Shatner)

Find a way to feed your soul what it needs…what brings it joy and fuels your light.


In BUSINESS:  U.S. considers changes to overtime rules

More workers would be eligible for extra pay.

Baltimore — A store shift manager who supervises workers struggles to pay his family’s bills but doesn’t qualify for overtime after a more than 40-hour workweek.

That’s one example the U.S. Department of Labor is using to explain proposed rules governing which white-c0llar workers are exempt from overtime pay.  The proposa would make an additional 5 million employees eligible, more than doubling the existing salary threshold from $23,660 to $50,440.

“Today, certain professionals and managers are exempt from overtime if they make more than $23, 660 a year and perform specific duties,” the agency says on its website.  “This is less than the poverty threshold for a family of four.  By updating the overtime rules, we’re ensuring a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work.”

… Convenience store managers, fast-food store assistant managers and some office workers are now expected to work 50- or 60-hour weeks without overtime and make less than the poverty level for a family of four, the department says. (Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun.  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sunday, February 14, 2016)


Businesses are understandably concerned. First, it’s a human resources nightmare anytime there is a legal wage and hours law change like this.  Payroll system / HRIS software systematizing changes are a time-consuming headache and expensive.

Second, it changes and shifts company operating money calculations.

At the heart, though, it’s a justice, fairness, and expanding-0awareness matter that compels a long and deep look at what services and qualities have been undervalued…   It’s a deep dinosaur-size core consciousness awakening.  … Awareness expands when our life is touched directly.

In recent years, every one of us has received some very personal catalysts to expand our awareness.

More on this to come.


And lastly,  a Facebook post today:

Eat the cake-Kay M
by Kay Mittelstadt

Amen and blessings.  Love and light as we grow awareness and ourselves.  – Anne

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s