I have been noticeably absent from the Blogger community of late. The last year as a matter of fact. There are a lot of reasons for that. It seems in times of trouble, I tend to close up ranks and fade away to work out the problems all by myself.
I have often said that there was probably one guy on the Titanic who believed if he just manned those water pumps a little longer, worked a little harder, that ship would not sink. And he believed that right up until the minute the ship went under.
Well it appears my ship is foundering, despite my best efforts. The deck is stacked against me, and no matter how well I'm playing this hand, a happy ending seems unlikely.
I've long gotten past the pity parties. I'm not feeling sorry for myself. I'm at the stage that's just past denial but not quite making it to acceptance. My world has gotten very, very small for me.
I need to put a face on the statistics of the economic damage that has been done by the greed and indifference of a lot of bad people in the financial world. A lot of their names and faces have begun to fade from the public consciousness, but the effects of their actions are still rippling through the population and the economy.
I'm at the very end of a dark road and I'm not seeing much in the way of light. I'd like to share my story, not because it could serve as a warning to anyone, and not because I'm unique. I'm going through the same situation that has a hold of many good people I know. They, and I, am not alone. Don't think that's much consolation though.
I'd like to share my story for a while. I know not many people visit here any more, but I have a feeling that the ones who do won't mind.