Tag Archives: bicycling

Timing Luck And A Bit Of Diabetes

According to the doctor, I’m “completely normal now”. Well, at least my cholesterol and triglycerides are. The other good news is that at least one of the measures of diabetes has crossed back into what she called pre-diabetes levels and … Continue reading

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My Bike Gets New Brakes

Squeal! Squeak! Welcome to the noises made by my tired old bicycle as I tried to slow down while rounding a corner that was banked the wrong way. The intersection is in the neighborhood, so I didn’t want to disturb … Continue reading

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Expense Report – Fuel Costs

Watch my frugal friends wince. I drive a truck. I drive a good old ‘Merican pickup truck with a cap on the back, 4WD, and a tow kit. Surprise. It turns out to be quite frugal. Not as frugal as … Continue reading

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Listen To The Quiet Ones

This week has been a series of fascinating meetings. Only some of them are billable, but every meeting has been interesting. Keep in mind I am easily entertained. Gregarious is good because it is energizing, to a point. Interactive is … Continue reading

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Maxwelton Meal

Blame it on the butcher. Without knowing it, they inspired the idea of a Maxwelton meal. South Whidbey, where I live, is considered rural; but most people living here seem to be either retired, commuters, artists, or some other more … Continue reading

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Insurance Maintenance And Repair

It costs less to live healthily than it does to pay for health insurance. Unfortunately, health insurance is required. Living a healthy lifestyle isn’t. A healthy lifestyle drops in priority because of financial pragmatism. Insurance, which can be a good … Continue reading

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Tolerate Risk Or Not

Fear freezes people. It works for fawns. Not so well for opossums, at least since we showed up. Fear is tied to risk and risk can’t be avoided. Risk is also personal. Understanding my risk tolerance is why my bio … Continue reading

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Value Planning

Plan for the future? Sure. Lately, I’ve been planning for the next hour or day. Planning for my far future, like next year, only happens if I want to get a headache. Long term life plans for coming decades are … Continue reading

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Cycling Wants And Needs

Last night I received two invitations: one was to a meeting about transportation options and budgets, the other was to a free concert. I pick the free concert. Choosing between truck, bicycle, or bus is a seven-day-a-week need that must … Continue reading

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Get A Job Do Less

Good news everybody! I got a job! Add that to the other one and I’m three-quarters of the way to half-time employment. If I keep this up I’ll be able to work a lot less. Yesterday I signed a contract … Continue reading

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