Monthly Archives: January 2013

Relax And Enjoy Or Else

Hey Gail, my computer is heading your way. Today’s bLog is brought to you from my iPad because my laptop’s hard drive is making clicking noises. Gail LaForest of The Tranquil Computer will swap out the old with a new, … Continue reading

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My Jobs Report Month 17

Another resume, another web site update to include the link, another edit to my bio page. Another “Sorry, but you’re over-qualified.” Another month looking for a job. Another My Jobs Report. Month 17 draws to a close with no official … Continue reading

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Frugal Examples

Great ideas come from outside my head. Imagining that we can do everything ourselves, being the ultimate independent, and exclusively self-made person may be noble ideals, marvelous accomplishments, and possibly delusions. As someone recently said, “you didn’t build that“, which … Continue reading

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Propane Check

Ta da! Yesterday my business received the largest check in over a year, which was appropriate because it was compensation for the largest work package for a client in over a year. The mail was delivered just before lunch. I … Continue reading

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Pesky Raccoons

Pesky raccoons. One of them woke me this morning, two hours before dawn. It was in the carport, successfully knocking over a garbage can. Of course, I didn’t know what was making the sound until I opened the door. I … Continue reading

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Maritime Ties

My condolences to those people who have birthdays close to Christmas. It is so easy for them to miss out on gifts. I, however, am lucky enough to have my birthday in January; which means that whatever I didn’t get … Continue reading

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Shifting Dreams

A topic popped up again. I wanted to write about it because it fascinates me, but I’d already written about Shrinking House Dreams and alternative economies. Yet, the topic comes up in conversations, news reports, and celebratory events. That’s the … Continue reading

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Who Cared About What

What do folks really care about? “Hey, how are you doing?” Most of us know the answer is, “Fine. How about you?” It has to be that way. Starting every conversation with an in-depth analysis of personal current events would … Continue reading

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Surprise A New Year

“Hello. This is the dentist’s office confirming your appointment for tomorrow morning.” Eep. I forgot. Good thing they called. Let’s see if I can get six month’s of flossing done in the next 24 hours. Where did the last six … Continue reading

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