Shouts & Murmurs: I Was Ayn Rand’s Lover…

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Many of my Republican friends have said to me, “George, why are you voting for Barack Obama?” They assume it is because I believe in his radical socialist agenda of being fair to everyone, even the poor. But that’s not it at all. I could actually care less about the poor. We have some living near us, and pee-yew. They are always coming and going to their three or four jobs at all hours of the day and night. Annoying! No, the reason I am voting for Obama is more complicated. And it’s painful. But there’s a lot at stake in this election and so I’m going to confess some embarrassing personal stuff here.

Not many people know this, but I was once Ayn Rand’s lover. That’s right. The year was 1974…

Continue reading George Saunders, “I Was Ayn Rand’s Lover.”

Shouts & Murmurs: I Was Ayn Rand’s Lover…

#YouthSkillsWork: From the streets of Sudan: Khalid’s story

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The winner of the 2012 EFA Global Monitoring Report art contest, Khalid Mohamed Hammad Elkhateem, knows the importance of education. His winning artwork “In the middle of nowhere” describes how youth of today are lost in the mismatch of skills and work.

In this guest blog, Khalid shares…

#YouthSkillsWork: From the streets of Sudan: Khalid’s story

HitRECord Tumblr: Three Little Pigs Redux

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There once was an old woman with three little pigs, and as she had not enough to keep them, she sent them out on their merry way.

The first that went off met a man with a bundle of straw, and said to him: “Please, man, give me that straw to build me a house.” Which…

HitRECord Tumblr: Three Little Pigs Redux