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Urban and rural sustainable homesteading in the desert southwest

Archive for October 2010

A bird in the hand …

October 7, 2010

I’m still mulling my options in terms of employment. When my company let me go, they gave me the option of keeping it if I would relocate to … well, a midwestern industrial state. A state that — if you can believe this — receives mountains of frozen white stuff from the sky for six […]

Laid Off – Now What? Ten Tips to Get Through Your Job Loss

October 6, 2010

The call came last Thursday morning. I, along with two dozen of my colleagues, had just been laid off. I’m not alone, of course. The US unemployment rate has been hovering around 10% for quite some time, and some states — like Nevada — are as high as 14%. Some claim the figures are even […]