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colyns-agboju's picture
Aug.06.2009
Today as I write this piece, I don't have any cash in my pocket, my clothes and shoes are really old and already crying for freedom yet I don't have enough cash to replace them. As I sit here with my pen in my hands, I've not eaten anything yet and it's already 3pm. Guess it's called compulsory...
mary-lynn-i-archibald's picture
Jul.13.2009
Well, as we all know, a writer's life has seldom been either easy or lucrative. When money is tight, we can turn to commercial hackdom (or return to it, in my case). That is, we could until now. But with newspapers and magazines failing right and left as noted in the California Writers Club...
bryant-simon's picture
Jul.08.2009
Starbucks has long benefitted from the decline of public life in the United States.  Don’t have enough community?  Starbucks will provide a place for getting together.  Don’t have a place to work outside the home – in the face of library and school cuts – Starbucks will come up with a table and a...
gina-collia-suzuki's picture
Jun.25.2009
I buy books... always have. I buy them because I love them, but also because they're necessary for my research. Basically, I can't do my job without buying them. So, it's no great surprise that my buying hasn't reduced; in some respects it's actually increased. Despite the current state of the...
will-durst's picture
May.25.2009
Its harder than frozen bratwursts to believe we've reached the end of May already, but there it is—Memorial Day—delivering a swift kick in the buns to any lingering memory of a very ugly winter. And the mustard rises on another summer. Coincidentally, gas prices continue to spike. Again. Hey,...
mylene-dressler's picture
May.18.2009
Singh picks me up at my hotel for an early morning run to JFK.  The light is dim, the streets and tollway nearly empty, but he drives with abrupt twists of his steering wheel, darting into what seem to me imaginary, short-lived openings.  He tells me that he emigrated from India eleven years ago,...
ernie-j-zelinski's picture
May.16.2009
  I have finally completed my new E-book called 101 Reasons to Love a Recession:  This 108 Page Illustrated E-book (in PDF format) is available as a free download at the following websites: Creative Free E-books The Retirement Café Love-a-Recession.com Here are some other benefits of a recession...
hal-niedzviecki's picture
Apr.28.2009
http://thepeepdiaries.com Peep is not only recession proof, like the movies and beer, it actually benefits from the recession. Here are the reasons why. 1) More time on social networks. We believe, rightly and wrongly and the jury is still out on this, that our social network can help us get a job...
cynthia-brian's picture
Apr.23.2009
“If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.” Bob Hope An organization that matches volunteers with charities contacted me this week to find out if Be the Star You Are!® is bombarded with people wanting to volunteer since the economic downturn. One of the...
james-buchanan's picture
Apr.09.2009
Manchester, NH, is about 40 minutes from my house, but today it felt as if it and the rest of the world had descended back into the depths of economic depression not unlike what was witnessed by my grandparents during the 1930s. I went to a job fair sponsored by the state's only TV station that...