Monthly Archives: October 2013

Retiring One Percent

Are you part of the 1%? How about the 10%? I don’t dwell on it. A person is a person, regardless of their money. Power within society correlates with money, but Gandhi proved that wasn’t an absolute. Extreme inequities aren’t … Continue reading

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Money And Life And Priorities

Posting past 9pm seems to be my new norm for this blog. Tonight’s schedule is set by something completely different, yet familiar. A dear friend had an accident and broke a wrist and an arm, and I have the honor … Continue reading

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Looking Better

How easy is it to hide stress? Not as easy as I thought. Evidently, I’ve been hiding it from myself; and evidently, I’m getting much better. Thank you to my neighbor for being so observant. That’s one of the powers … Continue reading

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Cupcakes And Popcorn

Wednesday I posted about celebrating by buying a cupcake. Welcome to frugality, having a great appreciation for the simple things. That wasn’t the last celebration. GERN inspired one cupcake. RSOL inspired the next one the next day. Friday’s slight pullback … Continue reading

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Cupcake Celebration

I bought a cupcake. It’s been months or years since I’ve had a cupcake. Finally, a gluten-free one from the coffeeshop/bookstore across the street.  It was time for a celebration. Anytime is a time for celebration, but it is easy … Continue reading

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Ideally Compromised Optimums

Think you can have it all? We know that isn’t possible. Even Bill Gates plus Warren Buffett can’t buy the world. Think you can do it all? That would be ideal. Imagine an empty to-do list, or a house that … Continue reading

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Mortgage Mediation Weirdness

Just a quick post to keep folks up to date with the oddities that are the episodes of trying to remove the threat of foreclosure. (See Timing Good News Maybe for the prequel to this episode.) Well, that was certainly … Continue reading

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Less Mailbox Wincing

I barely winced. Earlier this week I got out the checkbook, rummaged around for the bills, and paid them without wincing. Until recently, anxiety attacks lived on the periphery of visiting the mailbox, opening the letters, and checking my bank … Continue reading

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Ceiling Shutdown

I can envision, “Shut down the dance floor. This party’s over.” “Shut down the trading floor. The trading day is done.”. The only metaphor that comes to mind for shutting down a ceiling are the climatic scenes where the heroes … Continue reading

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Timing Good News Maybe

A blog in two parts: Tuesday Evening and Wednesday Evening Tuesday Evening They said yes! Evidently they liked what I’ve done enough. I asked my two biggest clients (NRM & HCLE) if they’d double  my hours. Yes. And in one … Continue reading

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