Tag Archives: books

Transition For Writers On Whidbey

The Whidbey Island Writers Association is probably going to close. The ‘probably’ is in there because miracles happen, but saving the name and the organization will take tens of thousands of dollars soon. I checked my Powerball ticket. I’m not … Continue reading

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Tricky Taxes Trips And Traps

Thanks, Elizabeth. It was time to file my taxes, and some fluky results in TurboTax were nicely resolved by Elizabeth from their help desk. Thanks to all my friends I called while fighting off anxiety attacks as I struggled through … Continue reading

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Missing MVIS Catalysts

Surely, MicroVision and MVIS would finally get some good news in March. Or not. Provide four opportunities for positive surprises and at least one of them will succeed. Yes? Evidently, no. Oh yeah, and then there was the one big … Continue reading

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Shifting Silly Plans

Ignore the calendar. Spring is here. My potatoes and garlic told me so. So did the skunk cabbage. I don’t know who or what to thank or blame, but in my pantry and outside potatoes and garlic are sending out … Continue reading

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Pop Goes The Power

Here comes the wind again. Rushing in, flying branches, popping power lines, simultaneously encouraging quick writing and a post about frugality. Let’s see if I can get this done before the lights flicker again. One of the advantages of frugality … Continue reading

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The Frugality Of Hiking

I may not have much money, but at least I have a long list of frugal activities – until I added up the costs. The best things in life are free, and enjoying nature sounds like it should be one … Continue reading

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Just Keep Pedaling Anniversary

“Do nothing and nothing remains undone.” – Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu Fifteen years ago I played hooky from life for a few weeks. I got on my bicycle on an island in the northwest corner of America and aimed … Continue reading

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Celebrating Projects Progressing

Celebrate progress. Some friends have launched a new phase of their business. I’m launching into a new phase for mine, too. Slow, steady effort creates progress. Sometimes it is hard to see it from inside, but it happens. It should … Continue reading

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Triple Whammy Fourth Anniversary

Has it really been four years? Four years ago my life changed from semi-retirement to scrambling to survive. Survival may sound like hyperbole to some, but to anyone who realizes they may lose their house, may lose a way to … Continue reading

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Such A Deal

Such a deal! A representative of one of my publishers called today with a deal. It was so nice of them to remember me. We talked for about ten minutes and I had to turn down their offer. I could … Continue reading

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