Monthly Archives: October 2011

Morale Boost

Thanks to everyone who has contributed advice, leads and support!  It’s a real morale boost.  In addition to the one-two punch of being laid off and learning that I am no longer eligible for unemployment benefits, we have had a heat … Continue reading

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Burned!

I received a response to my application for benefits from the unemployment folks yesterday. Without explanation, the form they sent said the maximum amount of benefits for which I was eligible was $0.00.  As I suspected, taking the part time, lower paying … Continue reading

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My Favorite Music

for the sad times in my life – songs by Emmylou Harris.  She strikes the right balance between melancholy and a pragmatic view of the situation.  Lately these songs have gotten a lot of play: Two More Bottles of Wine; … Continue reading

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