Sunday, February 22, 2009
Just Vegging Out on a Sunday Evening . . .
watching and listening to my favorite Bruce Springsteen performance of my favorite Springsteen song, "The River," on Youtube. This song, about vanishing dreams "on the account of the economy," resonates with me more now than ever as I read about our current economic problems, including our country's high unemployment rate, people losing their homes, people paying through the roof for barely basic health care coverage or forsaking coverage altogether, and people losing large chunks - if not the entirety - of their retirement savings either because of the tumbling financial markets or because unemployment and/or illness left them no choice but to completely cash out in order to survive. In other words, vanishing dreams for our working women and men.