The big double-nickle birthday is hovering in the gloom around the corner, and in this weather and political climate I am among the discouraged. There’s still work to be done on Mom’s 2nd book – a pittance going towards our household, while the .Gov Leviathan threatens at every other turn to remand what-ever it can in the form of higher costs everywhere, while doing nothing to alleviate the plight of average Americans. Meanwhile ignorant morons who are supposed to be our servants, shore up their sinecure with planning to take whatever they can illegitimately. Depression adds to discouragement, and the cold and gloom of this nether-season is no comfort. Bah! Call your legislators and make your voice heard, even those longstanding and gerrymandered nimrods who ages ago ceased to represent anyone but their own financial interests – like the ones in California. While they ignore you and do not feel the cold breeze, their staffers should know the chill that nothing is secure for them as their Party leads in the destruction of the economy, piece by piece. It feels like the end of Constantinople.