@Hope “Staying at home, waiting for the phone to ring was not remotely a vacation, but more like a deathbed watch.”
I totally agree, it was one of the most discouraging parts of my life, and the snow hit. By the way, for me the period after that was a period of very intense work. I forgot what a weekend looked like for the following two years as…[Read more]
I did survive the 1995 shutdown, but it had a fairly harsh effect on me. I was a young woman, in my early twenties. I was idealistic, and excited to work for the progressive Clinton Administration. I reported to my job at the environment division of the United States Department of Justice, and shortly thereafter got furloughed.
Just celebrated my birthday on a dhow in Mombasa Kenya. Ran into a longhorn doing development work in Somalia.
Right now, we are waiting to see if Kenya passes a new more equitable and democratic constitution.
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