One never knows where the paths in life will take us. Sometimes a storm in life will open up opportunities that may never have been pursued otherwise.
Today I put in a lot of job applications. I work in the construction industry, but the slowdown has made it so that I can no longer support my family doing that kind of work. So, after eleven years doing the kind of work that Americans aren't supposed to be willing to do, I must move on.
One of the opportunities that has arisen is working for a newspaper.
Perhaps this slowdown is not so bad after all. As a writer, working for the paper would be just what the doctor ordered.