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Friendly Good News – October 2015

There’s more good news than I can write about. Discretion has its drawbacks. I have been heartened by the news shared by friends: new jobs, significant clients, unexpected opportunities, products that finally the market in a big way. The wave … Continue reading

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Donald Leroy Trimbath Senior

There were whitecaps on the bay today. They were nothing like the waters of the North Atlantic, or typhoon in the Pacific that my Dad survived aboard ship as a Merchant Marine in World War II. He died, Saturday, September … Continue reading

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Green Brown Grey Green

My lawn is turning green again. With the drought we had, it went from green to brown, and beyond that to grey. And then the rains came. A few days later and back to green and back to mowing, no … Continue reading

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Who Is An Expert

Expert? Me? That’s not a term I use for myself, unless we’re talking about who is an expert at being Tom Trimbath, and even there I have some suggestions for improvements. Expert is a title some claim for themselves, have … Continue reading

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Social Media Manners Matter

Will someone please come up with a better name than ‘social media’? Yes, it is correct because the media that is Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and such are media driven by socializing, but too many people either don’t use the term … Continue reading

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Economic Blip Or Slip

Here we go again? The weird thing about blogging about personal finance and frugality for so many years is that an entire economic cycle may be repeating, or not. (My first post was from November 2008, just as The Great … Continue reading

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Finding Time

A friend told me a tale today. He’s losing track of the days. He’s worked until midnight every night for the last week. Working until midnight isn’t new, but there are marathon sprints that are epic. He’s not alone. Maybe … Continue reading

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The Value of a Free Concert

Thank you, South Whidbey Parks & Recreation and Goosefoot. Every Wednesday night, for about two months in the summer, those two local organizations put on free concerts in the park (SW Parks & Rec) and in the parking lot (Goosefoot). … Continue reading

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Amazingly Minimalistic Marijuana

The debates. The millions spent on advocacy. The billions spent on The War On Drugs. The reality of the last twelve months. Twelve months ago, a pot shop, a weed emporium, a marijuana business opened on Whidbey: Whidbey Island Cannabis … Continue reading

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Finances And Fireworks

Boom. The Seattle area has been one of the driest in the country since the beginning of May. We’ve had less than one inch of rain in more than two months. That isn’t normal. The temperature is near 90, and … Continue reading

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