Monthly Archives: March 2011

Waiting For News

Waiting for good news. Remember good news? It has been known to happen. The Dismal Decade erased it from our short term memory, but as I recall there have been days to celebrate. There will be again. Here they come. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Changing Corporations

If only changing corporations was like changing diapers. Imagine changing corporate culture by simply disposing of the messy bits, cleaning things up, and then hoping that a miracle happens and potty training was spontaneous. Corporations are changing, and while some … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Turtle Investing

It was fun writing the chapter: The Investment Zoo, in my book, Dream. Invest. Live. (which is finally available on Kindle, yea!) “Lots of news stories make it sound like there are only bulls and bears, but there are also … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Floating With The Universe

“How’ya doin’?” “Just floating with the universe.” “Excellent.” It isn’t a verbatim conversation, but generally that’s how I live my life. That’s an odd lack of structure for someone like me who spent years in corporate cubicle world, was raised … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Recycling Perspective

Look at the bags of recycling gathering in my kitchen. Look at the photos of Sendai’s tsunami, Haiti’s earthquake, Hurricane Katrina‘s impact on New Orleans. I’ve got bags in my kitchen filled with waste paper, empty bottles and cans. Disaster … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Time Saving Tips

The first was inspired by the Sendai Earthquake and Tsunami. I realized that such an overlooked notion like being prepared was actually a time saver. Then I realized it was just one of a similar set of simple acts, and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , ,

What Me Worry

Yep. I live over an earthquake fault, have to drive through a tsunami zone to get home, am within about a hundred miles of three large volcanoes, and live on an island that is only tied to the mainland by … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Lines In The Water

Commiseration happens. As is usual for the last few years, a friendly conversation turned to personal economics. Home improvement projects, preventative health care, and even small luxuries like a new bicycle seat have been postponed awaiting better finances. We’re both … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , ,

Spring Is Coming

The northern hemisphere is in the tail end of winter and amidst the anticipation of spring. Friends around the US are done shoveling snow and are watching bulbs poke through. Around my house the rain will be warmer, but up … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Rainbow Morning

With astronomical precision and meteorological permission, sunshine came over the ridge behind my house. Across the Sound a storm is kicking up whitecaps and obscuring the Olympics with a mist. The two made a rainbow to start my day.  How … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized