Wife, mother, animal lover, musician, martial artist, writer of fantasy romance with a touch of magic. I do a little bit of everything these days. The cat approves.
Chrissy had finally reached rock bottom. There was no place lower than where she was today. She'd lost her job some time ago, and her unemployment had run out. She'd lost her car because she couldn't make the payments. Same thing with her apartment.
Of Wall Street, Reddit, and Total Chaos
Disclaimer: I am not now, nor have I ever been involved in the stock exchange, the world of high finance, or Wall Street. So anything said here should be taken with a grain of salt as my personal opinion. This is not meant to be a tutorial, a recommendation, or advice about anything at all.
Diabetic and Confused
Let me say right up front that I may not be the brightest bulb in the hallway, just so we’re all clear. I’m not claiming to be an expert in anything, all right? Just your average American woman recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Since I grew up with several diabetics in the family, I thought I knew a few things about this condition.
Have you ever just had one of those days? One of those days that starts off badly and simply won’t turn itself around? Yeah?
To all the world around, she presents herself as a young woman, with a family to raise, a garden to tend, and a household to run. As she makes her way through our world, the very young, the old, the weak, and the weary flock to her, all hoping for the blessing she will bestow. Plants around her flourish and the whole world seems brighter when she is near. She is a friend to all life and seeks to heal and preserve it whenever she can.
The door thudded closed behind her as she entered the large, dimly lit storage space. Empty but for one large crate or box in the center of the floor, there was an eerie feeling about the place which made her shiver.
That was the question. “Gram, what’s different now from when you were a kid?” asked the ten year old grandson. Thinking back, I remember asking my dad and my grandfather the same question. It seems inconceivable that things haven’t always been as they are now.
The Digital Age
I know many of you have grown up in this digital age, where everything is available online, on your phone, or on your tablet. And I will admit, it can be extremely convenient when doing research, especially thinking back to all the hours I spent in the library before this digital age. College papers would have been so much easier if I could have researched them online.