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Posts Tagged ‘financial aid’

‘Learn to fly with what is’

In middle class prose on July 20, 2009 at 11:56 pm


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As a journalist, I’ve covered my share of uncomfortable stories. I’ve interviewed families of murder victims, rape victims, human trafficking victims, recovering drug addicts, gang members, etc. The look of despair and hopelessness in their eyes was always unsettling. Oftentimes, I carried their stories home. Many of them remain with me today. Stories like that are pretty hard to let go.

So, when my boss asked me back in April to fly to Wichita, KS, to cover a story about some 2,000 (yes, 2,000!) people being laid off from a local aerospace company, I thought I was more than prepared for what I was about to see and hear. Read the rest of this entry »

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Unemployment is worsening. What are you going to do?

In middle class prose on March 6, 2009 at 6:22 am
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Are you out of work? Laid off? Or worse, fired (these days most employers don’t even need a reason)? If so, my prayers are with you.

If not, then you’d better get down on your knees and start praying for yourself! Read the rest of this entry »

Losing Middle Ground: Defining what it means to live in today’s ‘middle class’

In middle class prose on December 17, 2008 at 5:00 pm
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Ask five people to define “middle class,” and you could very well get five different answers… Read the rest of this entry »