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what, Christmas, Again ?????????

Posted by kentr on Wednesday, December 20, 2017

like this

Looks like 2009 was my last blog entry. the time moves faster and faster.

I did get laid off in 2009. That was a bad year to try to find a job. things at the Capital, and around

the country were not improving. Of course, no one would or could admit it, but why would anyone

hire a guy in his 60's, when 100 other younger bucks show up for the same job.

So, for the last 8 years I've been in a "survival" mode. Looks as if I did survive somehow anyway.

While still a struggle to pay for life with low income, Things are OK. We are content to be alive,

eating enough, almost healthy, and have more time to spend.

If fact, I wonder now how I ever found the time to go to work. It's good to stay busy.

God Bless, and Merry Christmas for 2017



2 comments on “what, Christmas, Again ?????????”

Boadicea Says:
Saturday, December 23, 2017 @2:40:07 AM

Age discrimination is a huge problem in Australia. So much so that they have created a position in government for someone to address the issues. I have a friend that has applied for over 1000 job positions, yes he is over putting in 1000 job applications.

I am so sorry to hear of your financial struggles, they are very common in Australia as well. I know a lot of people doing it really tough, and I feel so sad to read that you too, have struggled, and do struggle.

What an amazing attitude of resilience that you are focussing on the positives, having enough to eat, eating almost healthily, and having time to spend time is precious.

1 in 6 Australians experience food insecurity, I am involved in an organisation that rescues food, and takes it to charities. I think charities are ways not to look at why we have such inequalities in our world. Charities are not just for the people that look like they are getting a service or "help". Charities are so the people involved do not have to question systemic injustices.

kentr Says:
Saturday, December 23, 2017 @8:21:47 AM

thank you so for your comments and concern,
Please do not feel sad for me or my struggles, they are small when compared to what
so many around the globe are facing.
As far as "resilience", as you mentioned, that has been spoken of before by the saying,
"it's not haw many times you fall down that counts, it's how many times you get up."

Also, troubles, financial included, can be very relative, and subject to perspective.
Generally speaking, the USA has a lot.
Yes, a lot of trouble also, but what is considered poor here, might be considered rich elsewhere.
then there is the richness to be found in things that don't cost the most in money,
like friends, family, faith, hope and love.

For me , music is on that list too. And the banjo is one branch on that tree.
Music is a language that can cut through all barriers, age, race, religion, time and distance.

I don't need to be able to afford a high end banjo, or "pick like Earl" to truly enjoy hearing,
and sharing music.

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