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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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Foot In The Mouth Palm To The Forehead

A far too common condition: putting my foot in my mouth while giving my forehead a slap with my palm. I may not be able to lift my foot to my mouth like I did in college days (was I … Continue reading

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Tax Weirdness 2015

Ah, spellcheck, you’ll be asked to work hard tonight because filing today’s taxes was taxing and the recovery cocktail couldn’t wait for me to finish dinner and the blog. Taxes were so much simpler (and sometimes cheaper) when I was … Continue reading

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Thanks For Real Gifts 2014

Amidst the frenetic times in the days before Christmas I’ve received a few gifts that didn’t come with bows or ribbons but which I appreciate. Work, and hopefully pay. In addition to my work with the museum (HCLE), my new … Continue reading

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Wish List 2014

The more I understand my fundamental wants, the less sense my wish list makes. We should give gifts to each other every day, but buying that many things is impractical for anyone who has to spend time earning a living. … Continue reading

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