Mercedes Schneider is a teacher. She is also a tireless researcher and writer. She has maxing courage and is fearless in calling out the foibles and corruption of those who make decisions in her home state of Louisiana. She is one of a group of intrepid bloggers who keep intellectual freedom alive in Louisiana.

Schneider here shares her reflections on what it means to be an American. What it means to be a woman in America. And reveals that she is writing a book on the mendacity of corporate reform.