Tuesday, March 8, 2011
OMG, Who Can Afford Gas?
It's not just gasoline or diesel...when the price of fuel goes up, everything else follows suit. Trucking companies and Independent Owners have to cover the increase somehow so they charge the stores to whom they deliver, while the stores pass the increase onto us. I paid $1.50 for ONE tomato yesterday. The news attributed the increase in food prices to the weird weather we've experienced, but how about the spike in everything else?
I'm frightened for our future. Am I the only one? The unrest in the Middle East is not going away anytime soon...in fact it seems to be spreading. Isn't it time that we took charge of our own future and drilled for oil so we can thumb our noses at those who currently control our lives? I'd like to concentrate on writing romance novels and find solace in a make-believe world, but who'll be able to afford the luxury of a book, be it ebook or print if the pattern continues? Why are we being so complacent, and what can we do?
In the meantime, I'm still doing my blog tour this month, although I don't hold out much hope that readers are going to flock to my scheduled sites. If nothing else, maybe I can provide a chuckle to ease the tension, at least for the moment. Today I'm at Marsha A. Moore's site. Please come join me and Ty...from Sparta Rose.