No Me Gusta

As I do every morning, I just went to the home page of The New York Times to see what’s new in the world. Holy crap. My high from the inauguration lasted 48 hours, and just ended with the sound of a balloon releasing air and flying across the room, before landing limply and empty on the floor:

Microsoft Plans to Lay Off 5,000 Workers

Home Construction Ends Worst Year Since 1959

Sony Expects $3 Billion Loss for the Year

Dismal Economic News Drags Oil Prices Down

New Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected to 589K

Study Finds New Evidence of Warming in Antarctica

Falling Pound Raises Fears of Stagnation

Shares Fall on Housing Worries and Microsoft Layoffs

3 thoughts on “No Me Gusta

  1. Bob Mrotek says:

    Dear Joy,
    Look at it this way. You can’t really appreciate the highs unless you have experienced the lows. Keep the faith, amiga. Better days are coming…maybe not as soon as we like, but better late than never!

  2. dregina says:

    These are scary times, no doubt. Cristian’s teaching contract ends in MAY. That’s just going to be the best time ever to go looking for work.

  3. Nancy says:

    Joy,

    Probably no solace but the times I have grown the most have been the times when I have been the most challenged. And some of the times that were the most fun were also the times with the least money.

    My feeling is that Obama knows that it will take sacrifice to move the US out of this mess and into a country of reason. Most of the country, and many of us outside the country are already feeling the challenge. We just have to stop thinking about how things were and what we had and start figuring out how to shape the future.

    It is hard not to worry, though.

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