I’ve been paralyzed by my anxieties lately. The current state of the economy has been the root of these anxieties; it touches everything from our schools to our little local recreational summer swim club, which are what what concerns me locally. What also worries me is everything from the future being laid for my children to the stresses of today that my parents have to wrestle with in what is supposed to be the relaxing twilight of their days.
I know I bring a lot of this on myself. Like an ambulance chaser I can not keep myself away from Internet sites that spell out the hidden catastrophes that lurk around every corner, how the green shoots of the present recovery are an administration’s cheer-leading in the face of a jobless recovery. Jobless recovery? How do people recover in a capitalist society without a job? I don’t get it.