The world is crazier than most people know. But I know. I was a clinical social worker for forty years. I am a witness. I retired from social work to write about the sad, the mad, and the savage; with whom I have spent most of my life. I have decided to translate these stories into fiction, because, as a co-worker once said, "You couldn't make this sh*t up. No one would believe you."

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


CHECK IT OUT: Several facts have emerged in the course of Kauffman Foundation research that indicate the United States might be on the cusp of an entrepreneurship boom—not in spite of an aging population but because of it. This study shows that as the economic recession plagues the job market, more and more "baby-boomers" are becoming entrepreneurs. The decline of lifetime employment, the experience and knowledge of the age group, longer lifespan, and the effect of the current recession are all factors contributing to the increase in entrepreneurial activity in the baby boom generation. The study was conducted by Dane Stangler, senior analyst at the Kauffman Foundation.  ---The Kaufman Foundation, “The Coming Entrepreneurship Boom”

Holy Hannah! This is it! The way out of the how-the-f*** am I gonna retire with one week’s pay in my pocket blues” oh yeah!

Baby boomers: remember when our kids were born? Some of us were married to guys who could support families…but not very many. By the time we were breeding our brains out, inflation had roared onto the scene and trickle down economics got stuck in the drain pipe. Remember trying to afford formula?

Remember those days? Work v. family; it was war, man. Some of us…quite a lot of us…stayed home and started little businesses. Some of those businesses became successful; some not. But the basic idea was sound: if the economy sucks and you’re outta options….well that’s why God invented cottage industry, now, isn’t it?

Find a need a fill it….well, there are lots of needs out there, from food to fun to pantry to porn…there’s gotta be something we can do! And since baby boomers practically invented alternative ways to make a living, some of them even legal, we should be golden, man!  I feel better already!

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