To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony.
~William Henry Channing

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The US national debt...both public and government debt...has surpassed current display technology. The national debt clock found in New York City's Time Square has run out of room to display the number of digits needed to accurately show our country's debt...which is roughly about $10 trillion. (Mind you this number does not include the infamous bailout of Wall Street.) The average share of this debt for each citizen is $33, 704.16...meaning my family's share is $235,929.12.
Somehow, I've always assumed that accumulating that level of debt would have been a little more fun. At the very least I think I expected a bigger house or a nicer car.