Dominique Browning's Journey to Slow Love

Have you ever found yourself suddenly unemployed? I have. So has Dominique Browning. The difference between the two of us is that my reaction was to chop off my hair and Browning's was to write a book about it -- Slow Love: How I Lost My Job, Put on My Pajamas and Found Happiness. She's clearly the more savvy of the two of us. ...more
I'm totally with Dominique that nothing beats a good pair of pajamas on a bad day. I don't have ...more

Something ugly happened yesterday so I ended up hiding in the Bat Cave all evening, knitting, and watching Hitler documentaries

According to the diary of Hitler's personal doctor, Hitler suffered from "colossal flatulence." Imagine having all the details of your private life laid bare to the likes of me as my knitting needles go click-clack, click-clack? Of course, Hitler has been dead since 1945 so he can hardly feel any humiliation now. And my knitting needles don't really going click-clack because I'm using needles made of bamboo and I'm a mediocre knitter so there's a lot of stopping to count stitches and rip out rows. In my fantasies, however, my knitting does go click-clack, click-clack....more

Is the Unemployment Crisis Serving a Meaningful Purpose?

Is it possible the unemployment crisis our country is experiencing serves a meaningful purpose for our society as a whole? As crazy as this sounds, I believe it is possible we have been handed a golden opportunity to finally begin living the life we are here to create and enjoy. So many of us live the life we think we should be living while we struggle and try to survive a reality we don’t really care for. It seems a shift has taken place in our country, a shift that is pushing us to move into our fullest potentials....more

New Dept. of Labor Guide Aims at Homeless Female Vets

With the growing presence of women in the US Armed Forces comes the growing need for services for returning women veterans who find themselves unable to get a foothold in civilian life. Far too many female veterans end up homeless, and a new study by the US Department of Labor finds that too many of them feel that shelters and other support systems originally created for male veterans aren't for them. ...more
And I read an article today about people building $50K playhouses for their children. {smh}more

Being Me When I Grow Up

Who remembers when "Rhoda" moved back to NYC in order to be with Joe? ...more

2012 Election: May Depend on New Voters

In 2007, the Obama campaign knew they couldn’t win with existing voters. The momentum for the Democratic nomination was with Hillary Clinton. In order to win, his campaign had to generate new voters....more

Therapy Group (A Painful Comedy)

To combat the stress of the craziness, both inner and outer, I’ve started doing Tai Chi in the backyard.  Not real Tai Chi, because I’ve never taken a class, but my own version that I’ve made up.  I recall Ralph Macchio in“The Karate Kid”- wax on, was off - and the old geezers I used to see in Chinatown parks at 7am and put together a series of body movements coordinated with in and out breaths.  So naturally, after dinner where my father made us order from the kids’ menu as punishment for taking his car to the mall, and I saw him give his usual 8% tip that made me c...more

The Lifeboat

Happy to be a member of BlogHer community.  For those out of work, need assistance, unemployed, want to save money on groceries check www.thelifeboat.info.  Good information to help you sail thru the recession....Helenwww.thelifeboat.info ...more

Economic Meltdown

Seriously, this last 2-and-a-half years has been hell for our family.  How we've made it this far without losing our home is nothing short of God-intervention.  But, today, I felt I needed to share with all you dear readers and friends the reasons why my posts have been sparingly.  My state-of-mind.  That really is it.  My state-of-mind has been in a meltdown of sorts, and not just recently either....more

Thank you for sharing and helping us all in the process. I will keep you in my ...more