Needles Are Easy…Life’s a Challenge

This is part 1 of 2 of what we call “longreads”, or stories that are longer than 1,000 words.  On a warm sunny Sunday in late May, my grandfather and I opened up the shed in his backyard. Back in early December, Grandpa said that he had some boxes of stuff that belonged to my mom,…

Unemployed and Homeless…in a new light

What is the one, or few, things you can’t afford to part with?  That worn out comfy couch?  That brand-spanking new CD/DVD burner? What about your home, furniture, bed, everything?  Being unemployed forces you to sit down and figure out what can you sacrifice and prioritize your needs and wants. U.S. News and World Report,…