Pic of the day:  Migrant Mother, By Dorothea Lange


Perhaps the most concise summary of enlightenment would be: transcending dualism. … Dualism is the conceptual division of the world into categories … human perception is by nature a dualistic phenomenon—which makes the quest for enlightenment an uphill struggle, to say the least.

Douglas Hofstadter, Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid


I have only one day of work for the week, so far at least.  I need more work, but i don’t have more work. I’ve started looking at other jobs out there, and in other lines of work, just trying to find stability.  I am an art handler right now.  It is a great job.  It’s fun but at the same time difficult, you get to meet  and work with great people who have a “we’re all in this together” attitude.  Which is important to me.  And the people all around seem to be thankful that the job is done well.

Which is all well and good, but there is something that is missing.  Stability.  I need to know that the job is going to be there for me when I need it.  Money is important, making enough of it to pay bills is important, and both of these things are lacking right now.

Unemployment is down, pretty much all around.  Most job categories are hiring.  Life is getting better in America in a great many places, but that doesn’t mean it’s where it was before Bush, Paulson and Cox crashed the economy in 2007 – 2009.  I’m not sure that it’ll ever get back there, at least not in a psychological sense, but it would not make it right even if it did.

The world is a better place now though, we have all learned that leaving wall street to it’s own devices is an amazingly bad idea. We have all learned that government is not the problem, but it also isn’t necessarily the solution.

But all of that doesn’t put food on my table, and money in my pocket.  All I want to do is work regularly.  All I want is a shot at making a living.  It’ll happen in time.  But it sure as shit is taking it’s time in showing the hell up.

It is all a bit odd, truth be told.


That’s it from here, America.  G’night.

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