That Strange, Sad Feeling of Being “Okay”

The Traumatized Budget
8 min readSep 12, 2021
Classic “Keep on Truckin’” poster from the 1960s. Artist: R. Crumb.

COVID-19 Is a Blacklight Showing Up the Garbage of Our Social Structures. And I’m the Keep On Truckin’ Poster

In September 2018, our debt stood at $455,000. When our roof threatened to cave in, I thought that was the financial end of us.

The roof would require total replacement and $18,000 more in debt, while…

  • My son was halfway through…
The Traumatized Budget

I’m a 50-something bohemian with a mountain of debt and regrets. Can I dig out before it’s all over? I brake for poets.