BP asks me to forward this request. Her friend T. has a recurrence of pancreatic cancer. Nasty shit. He has a wife and family (the kids are mostly grown). A good man.
Posted by Kevin at A VIEW FROM THE EARTH:
Today starts the third week of my official permanent layoff from my employer. It has taken me a couple of weeks to really come to terms with it and what it means to me. At first I was really upset, angry even, about the dysfunctional leadership at the company. After the anger episode I went on to what seems like my trusty companion of depression. My mood became gray, a lot like the days have been of late. Feeling like I was starting to slip into the clutches of depression, I've decided to fight the depression and see what is good about this change. I've sent out many resumes but haven't gotten much in return.
Posted by Layclerk at THE CATHEDRAL CHOIR:
It's an unsettling time for me, and for a lot of colleagues. As a direct effect of the problems with the economy funding has been cut, unfilled posts have been simply done away with and so will never be filled and voluntary redundancies have already taken place. This hasn't been enough though, it was never going to be, and there will be future cost savings, of that none of us is in any doubt. I was at a meeting today about the possible future of the organisation for which I work, and the phrase "compulsory redundancy" was used. These are truly unsettling times.
Posted by Jan at A CHURCH FOR STARVING ARTISTS:
I'm counting down now: 17 days before I leave my current call, and still not sure what I want to do next.
From VOICE OF AMERICA:
Human rights activists say Syrian security forces opened fire on the protesters in Sa'a Jadida (New Clock) Square in the central town of Homs overnight. It is not clear if anyone was wounded in the shooting.
From BBC NEWS (Africa):
Thousands of people have fled their homes in northern Nigeria after riots prompted by the election of incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan. In some towns residents slept in police stations for safety. The Red Cross says there have been significant numbers of casualties.
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