Friday, November 23, 2012

Peace of Mind in Troubling Times

I'm the worst when it comes to planning, but this looming End of the World thing has spurred me to action. For a single dollar, I have purchased insurance and peace of mind. If the world ends on December 21, I'll be financially secure -- can you say the same? While continents crumble and the seas boil over, I'll be sitting pretty with a big payday. Of course, should the world not end, I'll be scrounging the couch for lunch money.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

In this time of thanks and giving, surrounded by loved ones, food and comfort, my problems are small and my blessings are large -- a luxury I know most of the world does not share. And while I can rationalize my blessings as God's will, I can't help but feel survivor's remorse. It becomes cruel to view privilege and opportunity as a lifeboat, room only for a lucky few. This Thanksgiving I offer a simple toast: "We're going to need a bigger boat."