You Know You’re in a Recession When…

…you retirement account loses over 10% of it’s value in just the first two weeks of the year. …the interest in your savings account drops a whole percentage point (from 5.05% to 4.05%) at the same time as you retirement account dwindling. …two people you know get laid off within one month of each other. […]


That’s all I can say about the results of last night’s primary. Particularly in Massachusetts, I’m in shock. Granted, this is Massachusetts and there aren’t nearly as many republicans as there are democrats…but every single republican I’ve spoken to indicated complete and utter disgust with Mitt Romney and claimed they were voting for McCain. I […]

Doing My Civic Duty….Sorta’

I apparently voted in the 1948 election this morning. Lord, what a primitive set-up they have in somerville. It takes place a thousand miles away in a low income senior citizen housing complex with limited parking (real smart considering it’s nowhere near any bus or subway lines). You enter the building, give your address and […]

I Am My Father’s Son

I notice this more and more whenever I visit my parents. Randy and I went to the Cape this weekend for some family bonding. All in all, it went well. I had a good time (and I think Randy did, too). But two things inevitably happen every time we go down there now: 1 – […]

My Tale of Woe

Some friends of ours gave us a gift certificate to a well-known ticketing agency* as a Christmas present. Since Randy and I are heading to Las Vegas in two weeks, with our friends Chris and Pete, we decided to see one of the Cirque de Soleil shows. After reviewing the options we picked “O” (the […]