Posts Tagged ‘financial crisis’

Another positive spin to the financial crisis

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

I’m frakking Pollyana with the financial crisis, huh?

Here’s the New York Times headline:
For Craft Sales, the Recession Is a Help

Will people learn that making things can personally satisfying (in addition to being less expensive) instead of buying badly made, mass reproduction, maybe toxic, less geniune gifts.

It’s a good thing I don’t really celebrate Christmas gifting, because I would want to knit everyone something. As it stands, I’m a good three years behind. I believe I owe Clucker and Richard Urban both a set of mitten-gloves. Also, who’s stopped smoking this year? A? You get mittens.

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(not mittens, exactly, but it’s the most recent thing I’ve finished)

A positive spin on the financial crisis

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

I was driving to Portland this morning, and listening to NPR. There was an interview with a 50-year-old woman who was describing how her retirement fund was down 30%, and she wouldn’t be able to retire when she thought she was going to be able to.

That made me thing, might the lack of retirement funds drive retirees to living with their families? Might this crisis make separate parts of families merge? Instead of living in a summer home in Arizona, will retirees volunteer part time at their public library, and hang out with the grand kids after school?

I know not everyone has a good relationship with their parents, but I would love it if my parents lived with me. They’re smart, funny, and good company. They have solid genes, and should stay in good health for a long time. We can watch old movies and talk about current events, and we’ll all be happy.

I just like how they look like they're talking to each other.