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suellen-ocean's picture
Jan.04.2013
My parents grew up during the depression. Sometimes my mother didn't wish to talk about her childhood, like the time they had to burn the piano to keep warm. She grew up in a beautiful home her father and his brothers built. Her father built homes along the river in Atchison, Kansas and several...
suellen-ocean's picture
Dec.15.2011
What's the best four letter word for this recession? The "F" word or the "S" word? The "S" word, s-l-o-w, agonizingly so, uggh, dragging on and on, one day we are up the next day we are down. But that "F" word is applicable as well. Fast, which implies how fast one hundred dollars slips through our...
tony-taddei's picture
Aug.05.2011
I'm Employed! (Deluxe)  $.99  Description Out of work for more than 18 months?  Run out of federal unemployment insurance extensions?  Well you just got hired and it’s the job of your dreams! No more fighting for one job against hundreds of other applicants who would kill you for health benefits....
tony-taddei's picture
Jul.26.2011
Fantasy Fed $2.99  Description  You’re in charge of the U.S. Economy!  That’s right; the fiscal health of America is in your hands. STRIKE FEAR INTO THE HEARTS OF BILLIONAIRES Turn up the sound and hear your own crashing footsteps and God-like laugh as you walk “The Street” while brokers and...
annette-talbert's picture
Jul.23.2011
"Let us pause in life's pleasures and count its many tearswhile we all sup sorrow with the poorthere's a song that will linger forever in our earsoh, hard times come again no more while we seek mirth and beautyand music light and gaythere are frail ones fainting at the doorthough their voices...
will-durst's picture
Dec.24.2009
It's the most wonderful time of the year. Just ask anybody. Oh, they'll tell you. Over and over and over again. On the radio, they've been pounding it into our heads ever since November 1st. That's when a lot of stations went 24/7 Christmas. And every single one of them went 24/7 Christmas ads...
kris-neri's picture
Dec.24.2009
These have been troubling times for many people. I hope you and your families have found peace this holiday season, and wish, for you and yours, much happiness, health and prosperity in the days ahead. Happy holidays, everyone! Mystery folks, be they readers or writers, are different from other...
fiona-robyn's picture
Nov.19.2009
I'm living through difficult times right now. Don't worry, I'm OK. But I've been thinking about how we can approach the stuff that life throws at us that we'd rather not catch. Duck! Run away! I'm thinking about three things this morning. The obstacle is the path. Today is a good day. And what...
freda-emmons's picture
Nov.03.2009
I think there is an intricate art of being a friend. Over the years, perhaps I’ve been a little naïve; I’ve occasionally learned that a person I thought was my friend was in reality, a fair-weather friend. That is a person who would shrewdly learn areas in my life that could be manipulated,...
april-sinclair's picture
Aug.07.2009
I haven't written much this year because I've been reeling from my broke state.  It's a challenge to live while surviving.  I'm not throwing a pity party.   A lot of people are struggling.  I have to count my blessings.   I just didn't expect to be in this place at this time.  I didn't grow up with...