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2008-08-11 15:00:42

By Spare Change SUSAN STIGER Of the Journal You will not need a wand to understand this column. It will only feel that way. Meredith Eisenberg works at her Albuquerque home for full-time wages she amasses from a half-time career. She wraps her work life around her personal life -- a husband and 5-year-old daughter, she makes $50 an hour, she likes what she's doing. It may not be magic, but it certainly seems unfair. Except that you, too, can have work like hers. Eisenberg is one of...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'