Declaration of the rights of a child – Adult version

I was reading an old online travelblog of a woman who had been a Peace Corps Volunteer in Romania, she posted the UN Declaration of the Rights of a Child, an abridged version. I didn’t realize there was such a thing (silly me) and looking them over makes me introspective.  I wonder how, though they’re given for children, how they might translate for adults.



Versatile Blogger Award – Woot!

What a treat!  Fellow blogger Mollygreye nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award, and I’m am so excited – it’s my first time having been nominated for something on here.

So, I saw that she nominated me and was happy that now I have a little icon to put on the side of my blog, but I also assumed that there were some expectations of me in order to fly that little banner. I did some looking around on the WP-sphere, and I might be wrong, but it seems that now I need to do two things: To list seven facts about myself, presumably about things I haven’t or wouldn’t normally share in my blog posts, and then nominate 15 bloggers for this award.


Social Cost of Payday Lending, Part II

Payday loans cost the U.S. economy nearly $1 billion and thousands of jobs in 2011, according to a report from the Insight Center for Community Economic Development

From an CNBC article in May. (

Yay! I am so pleased to see reports of a study like this, to know that more work has been done.

Walmart and banking

So Walmart is unregulated in the financial services market. This story is old, from May, but this has been going on for awhile. I just think that traditional banks began to take issue with it in May.  Wal-Mart financial services aren’t regulated like financial services are supposed to be, placing them on par with fringe banks or, shadow banks, I think they’re also called. So. Walmart is offering banking services. Hmmm..