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Another Coworks Opens Again

Open and close, open and close. The concept of coworks on Whidbey continues to sputter to life like an outboard motor that is just about ready to catch. Each time is different. This time it comes with a bookstore and … Continue reading

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Balancing Hiking Costs And Benefits

Knees. My body is reminding me that I have two of them, they aren’t happy, and I shouldn’t be surprised. I have a confession to make. It has been about a year since my last backpacking trip. Please forgive me. … Continue reading

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Mysteries Investing In Real Goods

Real Goods is up over 100% in the last five days. That’s Real Goods as in the stock, RGSE, for the company Real Goods Solar, Inc. That’s not for real goods as in really good things, well, maybe but that’s … Continue reading

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Chicken And Egg

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Within one lifetime that’s gone from being philosophical and rhetorical to proven and solved. The egg came first. Dinosaurs were hatching from eggs millions of years before evolution created the chicken. Sorry … Continue reading

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Marijuana And Experiments In Life

Marijuana has been available in Washington State for two years. Sales of recreational marijuana exceeded $1B in Washington State. That’s a celebration that celebrates itself. If champagne celebrated its anniversary, would it open a beer? Of course, not. Yet, marijuana … Continue reading

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New Truck Tires

The truck has new tires. Whew. That’s a purchase I’ve delayed as long as possible, without knowing how long was possible. It wasn’t an easy decision to make, but driving around on twelve year old tires can be equally difficult. … Continue reading

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Saving Money Causes A Headache

So that’s where this headache came from. Silly me. I tried to save money. Instead, I’ll be spending a day or two of reduced productivity, and maybe reduced income, because I packed and ate a sandwich. Lunchmeat, (or was it … Continue reading

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Semi Annual Exercise Mid 2016

Welcome to my semi-annual portfolio review, a bit of due diligence that is easier when the portfolio is growing, and an exercise in openly assessing the situation when the stocks are sinking. Personal finance is easy when everything works. The … Continue reading

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Brexit Quebexit Texit Cascadiexit WhatsNextit

I raise a gin and tonic to the Brexit. I raise it because the Brexit was an accomplishment, or at least historic. The gin seems British, though in my case it is really just vodka infused with juniper. The idea … Continue reading

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Tiny Houses And New Old Ideas

Wow! Someone mailed me an actual letter, and it isn’t even Christmas. The someone (Steve Smolinsky, ace EOS consultant, and an excellent candidate to advise the US Postal Service on how to improve), sent me a real world clipping from … Continue reading

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