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President Bush spoke last night about the state of the economy and the planned $700 billion government bailout of the financial markets. As a very amateur investor and a minor follower of politics, I have been watching the recent financial woes of our country with as much disgust and apprehension as most Americans. I am disgusted by the greed of bankers and financial “experts” who should have known better, and yet I feel little sympathy for people making $50 grand a year who bought $400,000 homes. Fear, anger, confusion, distrust, worry are the emotions swirling through the towns and cities of America, and I am not immune to them.

And yet, life goes on. The amazing ruby-throated hummingbirds still chase each other around my feeders, and cardinals and warblers wake me each morning. The mist in the valley still shines like silver in the early morning light, and the sunrise still inspires. My children still chatter constantly about seemingly inane matters which are of utmost importance to them. My cat warms my lap as I watch my favorite shows. The sun is warm, the sky is blue, and we’re on track to have one of the prettiest autumns we’ve had in a long time.  The future is uncertain, and perhaps a bit scary, but don’t forget that money isn’t everything. There is still beauty and joy to be found in today.  




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