Author Archives: Roland Louis Hansen

About Roland Louis Hansen

I have been: an organization development consultant; a college-level instructor of political science, psychology, and sociology; a public administrator; a social worker; an elected official; a political operative; a community activist; a union official; a shoe salesman and manager, a factory worker; a fast food restaurant employee; and, a custodian.

L’Shanah Tova! Happy New Year.

The New Year on the Hebrew calendar is coming up on the 1st of Tishrei, 5778, which on the Gregorian calendar begins at sunset on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. In Hebrew, I say: כתיבה וחתימה טובה with the transliteration of … Continue reading

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Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire. Wade “Skippy” Kapszukiewicz

This blog entry is brought to you courtesy of Toledo City Paper. It is an article about Toledo, Ohio Career Politician Skippy Kapszukiewicz. Check it out; go on over to read: LIES AND THE LYING LIARS WHO TELL THEM BY … Continue reading

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An Appeal – One America

The five living former Presidents of the United States of America, i.e. Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, have teamed up to create “One America Appeal” which is a campaign to raise money … Continue reading

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YWOTD: Schlep, schlepp, shlep, shlepp

The title of this Roland’s Ramblings contains several spellings for the same word. You may do a web search to learn about them.  For example, a search on Google came up with these results for schlep and these results for … Continue reading

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People You Meet

PEOPLE YOU MEET Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. To handle yourself, use your head; To handle others, use your heart. Anger is only one letter … Continue reading

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Where Have The Years Gone – by Owen Yeates.

Where Have The Years Gone Where have the years gone they went so quickly by We have suddenly become old the years they seem to fly What happened to our childhood it seems so long ago The teenage years were … Continue reading

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List of Restaurants offering Senior Discounts

If you are a senior citizen, more than likely you appreciate receiving a discount when dining out, If you follow this embedded link, you will be able to view the 2017 List of Senior Discounts Restaurants that has been put together … Continue reading

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