Monthly Archives: October 2011

Micro Vision

Micro was probably a frowned upon prefix in company names prior to Microsoft. Why start a company that starts with something small, something micro? Words become symbols where we overlook the components. Microsoft, small and squishy, and yet a mega-corp … Continue reading

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Thin And Tight

Feeling stretched thin? Holding tight to your money? There’s a lot of that going around. I’m glad that I saw a bit of lightening this week. Maybe soon it will be easier to stretch, massage, and relax those financial muscles. … Continue reading

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To Do Have Fun

Have Fun. Great idea. I’ll get to that right after I get a few other things done. Hey fellow workaholics, does that sound familiar? It is easy to to get too wrapped up in career, taking care of the house, … Continue reading

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Scotland Memories

And a year ago I was finishing my walk across Scotland. A year has passed. My stock portfolio has diminished and, counter to habit, I’ve carried those vacation charges on my credit card. The expenses have accrued some double digit … Continue reading

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Incredulous Views

Incredulous, incredible, not credible, not to be credited or believed, describes the facial expressions I have seen many times in response to my optimism. Pessimism is accepted and expected. People wag their heads and either express sympathy or pass along … Continue reading

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Just Start

Think. Consider. Ponder. Plan. But remember to get started. “The journey of a thousand leagues begins with one step.” Without that first step the journey may never happen, and after that first step the new view may change the goal. … Continue reading

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Whidbey Island Open Studio Tour 2011 Sunday

Another day on the Tour. One day doesn’t stand alone. Visitors for a two day event might drop by again to buy after comparison shopping. See yesterday’s post for day one. 7AM At least I slept better, ah but one … Continue reading

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Whidbey Island Open Studio Tour 2011 Saturday

Welcome to a day in the life of an artist. For one weekend a year, I join in with a few dozen other artists on the Whidbey Island Open Studio Tour, an event where people can visit artists in their … Continue reading

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Real World Trade GAIA

Forget the philosophizing for a while. This blog is about how I handle my personal finances. That takes so little of my time that rarely do I have anything definitive to post. I said goodbye to a stock last month. … Continue reading

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Invest In Self

A friend dropped by for dinner. Yes, even in hard economic times it is possible to have a social life. Friends plus food plus wine plus time equal an evening better than any Hollywood production. And, even in hard economic … Continue reading

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