BR& SJ – my reason to celebrate Father’s Day.
Father’s Day is coming, and I am looking forward to it. That was not always the case. In fact, I ignored Father’s Day for over six years.
My father died in 1997. He had been going back and forth to doctors for a few months. They couldn’t figure out what was wrong with him, so he continued to work. That’s what he knew, and that was his way.
He was readying to go work on a Saturday. He had some things he wanted to take care of at the office. He probably would have ended up doing more puttering than anything else. Anyway, he received a call instructing him to go to the hospital. So, he did.
Our family still was not informed of the seriousness of his condition. On Tuesday afternoon, the day after his 65th birthday, I received a phone call. Things had become bleak. I rushed in to Philadelphia from New York. I didn’t get to see my father till it was too late. That still upsets me to this day. I think it always will.
More jobs are needed!
Did you hear?
Big news was reported this past Friday.
The June jobs report noted 217,000 jobs were created in May.
Why is that a big deal? Well, with those new jobs, payrolls have reached the level they were at before the financial collapse nearly six years ago.
Wall Street climbed again and reached yet another new high.
Who hoo! Party time. Celebrate good times. Come on.
The country is back. It’s time to let loose. Be carefree. Break out your wallet. Spend. Buy an extra something.
Go on. It’s all good.
Do you skip to the end of a book just to see how it ends?
Do you read the analysis before watching the movie?
What’s going to happen? How do things work out? Who does what to whom and for why?
I have started multiple posts over the past few days.
But I can’t get through them.
Nothing gets finished. I have been my own worst editor, my own worst critic. Continue reading