What’s Normal About the New Normal?

I hate current hot phrases and this one is no exception:    the new normal.  If the current economic conditions—by which I don’t mean the level of unemployment, the number of home foreclosures on the books, the lack of agreement as to how we got where we are and hot to get out, but rather the reduction in credit availability, people’s fear of unemployment and their hesitancy to spend money on anything other than essentials, and more—are, in deed, the new normal, why haven’t nonprofits moved Read more

Be Your Own Stimulus


I love Alaska.  It is the one place I’ve always wanted to visit that has so far eluded me.  So, don’t get me wrong when I say this:  finally, something good has come out of Alaska!  In fact, it is so good, I wish I’d thought of it first.  Well, I’d thought of it, and, in fact, even said it; I just didn’t bother to write it down.  What is it?  A warning:  stimulus dollars may not be good for the Read more