Edgy Mama has a good column on parenting in nervous times,
which echoes what I feel as an uncle:
These are crazy times—renowned financial firms are going belly-up,
real-estate values are plunging, a conservative woman from nowhere is
poised to become vice president, and here in Asheville, we’re in the
middle of the great gas panic of 2008.
I realize that panic creates panic, and I’m not buying into the
gasoline panic. Yet. But I have found myself feeling generally unnerved
and upset by all this crazy stuff going on in the world. And I’m
worried, mostly for my kids.