You are still falling. And, unless something changes, you are going to get very hurt or die when you hit the ground. Ridiculous, I know. But that is exactly what we are expected to swallow in the reporting of unemployment figures. The Associated Press is reporting today that “first-time claims for unemployment benefits dropped to a seasonally adjusted 444,000 last week,” down 7,000. … Read More


I can’t see stupidity and just let it stand, especially when it’s going to mislead thousands of already disadvantaged job-seekers. This article, written by Careerbuilder and posted on CNN, is a blatant example of how some companies will spread misinformation just to sell a product.… Read More


But for all the bad stuff that has happened and the harrowing stuff that’s being foretold, it feels like we’re in limbo. I would like to believe that we dodged the bullet and it’s time to rebuild. But that belief would in no way be built on logic or reason. It’s time to pay the piper and our credit cards are maxed out.… Read More


Beyond the initial shock and fear, households are looking at this change as a creative way to adapt. Half a dozen of my neighbors have wives who are going back to school. In the meantime, the men are learning to reconnect with home. Maybe, in a way, our families and even our relationships are more tight-knit than ever. … Read More