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Borrow A Bowl For A Bash

Borrow a bowl! Why yes, I’d be happy to. Why borrow a bowl? Because I had something to celebrate. A community helped, which meant the celebration would be more than just me. That sounded like a party, a bash. Got … Continue reading

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Differing Without Begging About MVIS

I do not beg to differ. I just differ. No begging required. Investing in stocks only works because people have different opinions. Argumentative types fight the very thing that makes the markets work. I enjoy the fact that I don’t … Continue reading

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Balanced Optimism

They liked my house! They didn’t buy it, but they liked it.  At least they liked it more than one of the other houses in the neighborhood. Friends frequently comment on my upbeat attitude in the midst of financial mayhem. … Continue reading

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Frugal Disaster Preparedness

Even before last weekend’s post my intuition suggested I should cancel most of my plans for the week. I made a trip to the store, bought lots of soup ingredients and oranges, and lined up low expectations. Maybe it was … Continue reading

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ACA And HAMP And Me

ACA and HAMP, government programs for health care and housing. Before you think I’m about to either praise or vilify them know that I am an extreme moderate independent. I am (extremely) certain that solutions are in the middle (moderate) … Continue reading

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Frugal Frustrations

I found a variation on one of my writer’s acronyms: IIHMTIWHMIS If I Had More Time I Would Have Made It Shorter. Do you realize I have published over a million words by now? And today a friend suggested I … Continue reading

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I Miss The Mall

I miss the mall. Having said that I wonder if I’ll be shunned in my small town.  But let me finish. I haven’t been to the mall in years, and that was because they have an Apple store and I … Continue reading

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Cheer Good Cheer

Good Cheer! Not just a holiday greeting on the south half of Whidbey Island. Good Cheer is a food bank, thrift shop, garden, and – the folks I’m more familiar with – a group of gleaners: the Good Cheer Gleeful … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2013

A short and random list of thanks: Most prominent considering Monday’s meeting: Thanks to whoever pushed for and passed the homeowner protection regulations and legislation And then, thanks to: The flora and fauna that sustain me Friends and Family that … 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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