About SchmidleysScribblins

Retired Demographer. Worked for Congress; AT&T; Verizon; Census Bureau, and many other places. Three children in their 50s who call me Mom. Mother of dogs, many dogs.

A dog’s life

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My dog Johnny saw his vet last week for his annual exam. Ordinarily, this visit is uneventful and his vet proclaims Johnny is in excellent health. However this year Dr. Young reported that Johnny’s weight had increased by 50 percent. … Continue reading

Migration

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A few years ago in academic circles, a movement began called “Popular History.” Literally, this is the history of the people, not kings, queens or generals.  The people…the 99 percent who never became famous, who lived their daily lives, sometimes … Continue reading