It used to be that every time one of my children started a conversation with the words, "Hey mom, can I talk to you about something," I braced myself for a question about sex. Now I hold onto my hat for a question about something far more difficult to answer: the economy.
Columnist and author of Bringing Up GeeksMaryBeth Hicks takes a lighthearted look at the present economic crisis. While it's impossible simply to put all the blame on some unseen, greedy, Wall Street boogie-man, she still does have a point.
What I discovered while trying to simplify the nation's financial crisis in terms a sixth-grader can understand is this: No matter how you put it, the situation makes no sense.