Category Archives: Despair

Lost Momentum

It’s not surprising, I suppose, that what I hoped would be a brilliant trajectory (up, up and away) from our old living on the edge situation, into a new life full of opportunity, has pretty much fizzled. I suspected it … Continue reading

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The Ills of Poverty

Living in poverty is hard – perhaps that’s why there are so many words related to hard that can be applied to a life of poverty – hard time, hardship, hardscrabble, hard luck, hard pressed, hard row to hoe, hard-hearted…it’s … 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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