Long ago, most Americans lived as Laura Ingalls Wilder chronicled in the “Little House” series. Pa Ingalls and family were out in the wilderness, living with the rhythm of the land and putting away what they could to survive long winters and perhaps beyond. The family’s net worth was what they had around them.
That life has been replaced with interdependence based on a dollar value assigned to absolutely everything. We all get by with any extra scratch, should there be some, not stored up to get through the winter but properly invested in convertible assets. This means everyone is subject to the “free market”, which determines the value of all assets including experience, talent, and work.
That interdependence has changed our world to one with much less hard work or struggles against nature, and yet to many it has become as hostile as any winter on the Great Plains.
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One of my summer reading books,
“Getting to Mr. Right,”
written by Carol Balawyder,
a dear friend and fellow blogger,
was right away a plot with
great characters who
I was curious to find
out more about!
The main character, Campbell,
has studied the subject of
Father – Daughter
Is there a correlation
between women who have
strained or “broken” relations
with their father and inability
to develop close, nurturing
futures with men?
Do these women somehow
search, without possible hope,
for their Prince Charming?
Do they set too lofty of expectations
for boyfriends, husbands and partners?
Four women of varied ages meet
at a research group where over
time, it develops into combination
of fun, therapy, counseling and
support for those who have had
negative relationships with
their fathers. It starts as a
series of workshops, but
attendance is a low
turnout, so their
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400,000 angry people getting off the trains each day.” Referring to the commuters from New Jersey and Long Island derailed by track problems at Penn Station and the 100,000 or more subway riders who see their commute disrupted every day by the antiquated signal system.
Citizens Budget Commission report revealed that the three components essential to a reliable subway system—cars, power systems and signals—are all receiving far less than they need to bring the system into a state of good repair.
politicians always prefer new projects. Remember the spotlight the governor hogged at the beginning of the year, when the Second Avenue subway opened? Just wait for the fanfare when the new Tappan Zee Bridge he commissioned is completed later this year. The problems the transit system is encountering are a direct result of that attitude. Any Trump administration infrastructure plan is likely to suffer from the same…
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