Unless you’re the state of Alaska, chances are your budget isn’t pretty these days. Uncle Sam is really looking ugly. In one year, the nation’s budget deficit is up 153%. That's a lot more than double. The Congressional Budget Office today predicted the deficit will balloon to $407 BILLION. Why such a bleak forecast? "The nation is experiencing a significant period of economic weakness," said Peter Orszag, director of the Congressional Budget Office.
I’m no economist, but I think he’s on to something.
One way to hurt any budget: splashing a pedestrian. It could cost you thousands…not to mention lead to a failed driving test.
I love trees. The cool embrace of that shady spot in the midst of summer’s heat, fall’s glorious show of color, even the stark, empty branches against a gray winter sky can bring a smile to my face. From our offices we have a bird’s eye view of Central Park’s trees. I love watching the white buds of spring dot the Park and slowly become a canvas of green. The scraggly bark seems to hide a warm, soft heart within...a bit like a gruff Grampa. I love the history and the strength of trees on so many levels.
Despite my love and admiration, however, I can’t imagine moving into a tree for nearly two years.
Hockey scores are a bit like those from soccer matches: low. Forget double-digits, these games rarely see one side score five goals. When a hockey match ends 82-0, you can’t help but notice. That works out to more than one goal per minute of play…not good for the losing side. The winning team called it “training”.
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