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May 13, 2024

Notes From the Office 12: Death of an Age

By Lydia Manx

So many challenges faced so many of us in 2008. I welcome 2009 and the campaign promises of change. But the signs on local storefronts and pegged into the dirt concern me. 'Going out of Business' and 'Foreclosure Sale'.

I grew up at the end of the Baby Boomers, and have been getting some sloppy seconds for far too long. Ground breaking boomers reaped the crest from the junk bonds to the dot coms. We all know where those ended.

That said, a New Year has come and I am trying to embrace the New Year. I capitalize the words because I think the only way America will survive is if we decide to buckle down and take life seriously. No more bailouts, or excuses of "Not my fault, ask my therapist".

No more 'The check is in the mail' or 'Trust me'. We must begin to control our lives and our world.

As a writer, I find myself observing more than participating some days. This year we must work to find a middle. Stop taxing us for not using the gas you overpriced and stop threatening to keep our tax refunds because you are busy buying off lobbyists. I do vote and do know how to blog.

I ask you all to look around and decide what will make your world a better place for our future. We have the power. Please step up and take it!

Happy New Year to you all.

Article © Lydia Manx. All rights reserved.
Published on 2009-01-05
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