Monthly Archives: March 2013

Housing Redefined

A local landslide makes international news because homes are involved. A real estate market is bubbling up along the west coast. Friends are making tiny houses. People are downsizing. Estates are being settled that involve magnificent houses. And of course, … Continue reading

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My Jobs Report Month 19

Nineteen months. Nineteen months ago, just as I thought my portfolio would recover from an earlier decline, it took three massive hits. My optimistic side expected a recovery because the businesses were making progress, even if their stocks weren’t. My … Continue reading

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Racing For Funds

The countdown has begun! There are only 51 days left! Yesterday, I helped launch an indiegogo campaign. The race to fund the HCLE Virtual Museum finally began to move. There are other countdowns commencing, things that can make a person … Continue reading

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Fell For It

“We have met the enemy and he is us.” And who said comic strips don’t contain wisdom? That line is from Pogo, a classic and cancelled comic strip. I’ll make it personal. I have met the enemy and it is … Continue reading

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Gnawing On A Rock

“He’s worrying that like a dog gnaws a bone.” It is good to take time to consider, well, anything; mostly because for many, it is uncommon to take time for contemplation in today’s frenetic world. A dog knows there’s always … Continue reading

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Slow Disaster Preparedness

Who came up with the word, “preparedness”? Preparations should be good enough. Regardless, one of the signs of adult responsibility is being prepared for disasters. FEMA and the Red Cross suggest each of us having days of supplies and a … Continue reading

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When We Can Mourn

Please pardon the delay. Here it is, late Sunday afternoon, and I am just getting around to typing my Saturday morning blog. Nine days ago there was a death in my family. Since then, every day has been full of … Continue reading

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Too Soon To Tell

Titles should have useful tags. There should be a key word in there that people, twitter, and the search engines all recognize. Not this time. Life doesn’t follow our rules, or maybe life follows our rules in its own way. … Continue reading

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Incredible Changing Winds

The wind’s been blowing through Whidbey this week. Change is happening so quickly that hours after Wednesday’s news and blog my situation got better and worse, I heard more about others who hadn’t spoken before, offers of help included ideas … Continue reading

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