I know this is way off topic, but I simply can’t take it anymore. A week or so ago, I decided that I no longer want to hear anymore “News.” I’ll listen to ESPN radio or music on the radio, but I just don’t want to hear it anymore. I am so tired of hearing of bad economic news, and hearing about all the despair, violence, and war. No more! Enough is enough. I have enough to worry about without having heaping helpings of tragedy stuffed into my ears. If it affects my neighborhood or street, I’d be interested in hearing, but that’s it! I wish someone would create a good news channel.
My book businesses is barely hanging on and my woodworking business is not doing as well as it did last year. Thank goodness I sold another piece last night, and I just got a good commission about an hour ago. This has been a tough year so far. I can only hope things get better when my children get older. I hope they never have to work as much as I do just to keep it together.
I find myself frequently thinking about moving out of the United States, but where can we go where things are any better? It’s even harder to move as orthodox Jews, we are not welcome in large chunks of the world. We’d like to move to Israel, but Israelis are coming here for work. What’s a simple family man to do!?
I think I need a beer or six after a couple hours in my fortress of solitude.