Maybe it's the heat. Over 100 in our part of New Jersey. Maybe it's the relentlessly bad economic news, which seems to hurt more after many of us felt optimism earlier in the year. Or maybe it's thinking about our teen and worrying about her future in a world that just may offer fewer opportunities, on every front.
Whatever the reason, I am turning more blue as the grass is turning more brown in the Garden State.
Both The Star-Ledger and The New York Times ran stories today about struggling college graduates -- with talent, willing to work, wanting to make the most of their education -- who can't find anything.
How do we prepare our teens to understand that life may well be different for them? How do we inject reality without injecting dream-numbing fear?