There’s much about the bail out plan I don’t approve and find scary. But I have gone through about twelve days like Monday in the past ten months and find them even scarier. A bit of me wishes this apartment sale hadn’t gone through as I can easily find a decent job in New York. And while I’m not as scared as I was Monday I’m frightened. I have big loss days and they come back somewhat but never fully. I’m diversified. I sold some stuff to stop the hemorrhaging. Still it was worse than ever on Monday. I really enjoyed this article
. And I know it was my choice to live a life outside the mainstream. I haven’t really really wondered about that until this past weekend. And then came Monday. I’m better now. What will be will be. I’m relatively young, healthy and capable of earning a living. It will be on my terms as the move is so I’m damn lucky and never ever forget that
This has been a seriously weird year as more than anything, almost, I care about my writing. I did get thrown off track when I became a political blogger four years ago but I always kept writing.
Selling the apartment while there was still a market for imperfect one bedrooms became the focal point of my life. I know many writers will say I’m not really a writer as I didn’t practice every day–but I did write things for publication. I guess being out of the blogging game makes everything feel strange to me as it was a centering point. Then it wasn’t….I will be writing more and talking less about it.
In two weeks two days–but who is counting?–I begin a new life.
While I look for a house I will also be a coordinator for
Your Day Awayâ„¢ 2008.
It’s similar to the Make a Wish foundation but for caretakers of people with disabilities. If anybody knows a family, in the Myrtle Beach area, please let me know. Same with hotels, restaurants, uh theme parks and dinner theaters
Your Day Awayâ„¢ 2008 will coincide with the publication of the book “Alphabet Kids: From ADD To Zellweger Syndrome: A Guide to Developmental, Neurobiological and Psychological Disorders For Parents and Professionals” by Robbie Woliver, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, November 15, 2008.
I have known Robbie since I was eighteen and wrote the intro to the chapter on NLD. It’s some of my best writing ever. Still I have to buy my own copy….
Robbie has always found my e_sistental crises funny, though he was a prime person in the campaign to keep me in New York. A lot of people like me in Manhattan. Sometimes I feel like a caged animal in the zoo
That does give me the right to say I strongly believe in term limits. I understand that this recent Wall Street mess was without precedent and hit too many of us in our pocketbooks. The last thing most people in the city need is a seven percent increase in property ta_es, effective immediately. I understand that property ta_es are low.
However when you sell you give the city 1.45% for any sale over 500K and one percent for any sale under that. Combined with a state ta_ of two dollars for every five hundred, a building “flip” ta_. In my case of two percent, a si_ percent fee to the realtor and assorted other fees the net profit is way lower than the gross.
I think that’s all fair providing that property and other ta_es aren’t increased. You know that the price of fuel and everything else will go up drastically.
That said I can’t imagine loving anyplace the way I do Manhattan and uh Long Island and I hope that my
enforced, asked for volunteer job at Your Day Away will help provide a bridge to my new community.