Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Just barely holding on


This little creature was holding on for dear life on the sidewalk in front of the house this morning. A fierce, cold wind was blowing and the windchill seemed to have slowed its metabolism, but it wasn't going to let go. Although Madison has been more fortunate than most American cities, we have plenty of folks just holding on here as well -- and nationwide, all too many are struggling to hold on to jobs, homes and family. The butterfly knows what it means to hold on. So does Tom Waits. And so do millions of Americans.

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