While I'm away, readers give the advice.
On what to say to someone struggling with unemployment • Hey, as far as I'm concerned, the only thing one doesn't want to say to a person in distress is what someone said to me: "What I try and do is be open to all that life brings, whatever comes." OK, I thought. When I get out of this mess I'll head south and drive off the road into the desert and run out of gas. I won't bring water. Then I'll shoot out my tires. Just think of all I'll get to experience then! The only thing worse than trying to fix someone with words is not feeling some small piece of what they're feeling.