Filling in the Gap: What Five Years of Unemployment Has Taught Me

Five years ago last week, I went from the working world to being unemployed. I wouldn’t wish unemployment on anyone…it’s been a rough journey, and at times, I feel like hiding from the world.  I don’t know how I have survived this long not having full-time employment, but I have and continue to do so.  … More Filling in the Gap: What Five Years of Unemployment Has Taught Me

Deadly Strokes

I was never a big rap/hip-hop music listener.  There are some songs that I didn’t mind listening to, but I don’t have any opposition to it.  Many in my age group groan in displeasure if they ever catch me singing along to Motown or Barry Manilow (yes, I’ll admit that).   Last week’s death of … More Deadly Strokes