Category Archives: I Can Haz Recession Angst

Fishing

When my father started his naval career, a college graduate in the officer’s program, he made $8,280 per year.  Adjusted for inflation, that amount would equal $32,706 today. First year college graduate naval aviators make $28,000 today. When my father … Continue reading

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Wiggin’

Just this second, I’m feeling overwhelmed and out of control.  Oddly, it has nothing to do with the job, which continues to click along at a breakneck pace, taking up virtually all of my time.  Nope, it’s not the job … Continue reading

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Trajectory

Do you ever feel like you’ve been gently, insistently redirected?  Herded.  Shepherded.  There is a distinction, but in either case, direction from an outside source is implicit.  A sheep-i-ness is implied.  I have let the slings and arrows of daily … Continue reading

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Burdens: Who really cares about part 3 anyway?

I heard a story the other day about a family that had lived here for generations.  All of them – every cousin, every aunt, every niece and grandchild and son and daughter.  When Katrina came, they had nowhere to go, … Continue reading

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Burdens – Part 2 of a 3 Part Series

Maybe this whole “Series” thing was kind of silly, but I really just wanted to stretch out the telling of today’s announcement.  I wasn’t sure how to do it.  I wanted to do some kind of dramatic reveal.  I thought … Continue reading

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