I’m going to go out of sequence here, and post a link outside of my regular weekly ones.
Economically, we’re in a bad place. Our friends to the south are being hit harder than we are. It started with the mortgage crisis (honestly, sub-prime loans for quarter million dollar houses to waitresses?), and has rippled out from there. It affected almost every sector, and spread rapidly across the U.S borders into other countries.
A nice guy I met via BackSpace, and in person when I went down south, E.J. Knapp has blogged about it in Don’t Let the Meltdown Melt You Down. It’s a good read.