Down is Not Very Far

I received some disturbing news recently about someone I know who has depleted all of their savings. It wasn't a surprise; the behavior they've displayed over the last several years was marked by a complete lack of discipline along with a profound and reckless disregard for consequences. A devil-may-care attitude, if you will. Although the …

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Shoes Dropping, Doors Opening

Lately I've been experiencing some of what comedian Louis CK refers to as White People Problems. This is when middle class people like myself encounter "problems" that those less fortunate would view as something akin to a scrape on the knee. Former ice skater Nancy Kerrigan's plaintive cry of "Why, why, why?" has more credibility than my own weeping act, …

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