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  •  I am so lucky to have a job. (5+ / 0-)

    At the age of 62 I was unceremoniously dumped. I went for 18 months with no job. I will never rock the boat. I just need a job to survive.

    Ideological goals are wonderful until you have to buy groceries and pay the mortgage and get medical care.

    •  Ran into an old friend last Thursday morning when (6+ / 0-)

      I stopped for coffee on the way to work. She's one year younger than me- 55. She was smiling broadly, telling me she was retiring after 22 more workdays. At 55. She worked 34 years at our local VA hospital as a nurse.
      I told her I will work until I die.
      She told me sh is glad she had a government job.

      She bought my coffee.

      I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it. - Paul Krugman

      by Gentle Giant on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 08:01:28 PM PST

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