Tag Archives: frugality

A Perfectly Imperfect Equinox

Oh, well. That’s close enough. My house has a Stonehenge moment every equinox, almost. On the equinox, the sun hits the horizon due west, putting it over a point of land across Cultus Bay called Scatchet Head. As it sets … Continue reading

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Barclay Lake Revisited

The loudest noise was a minnow jumping. That’s when I knew I was in the right place. Life has been hectic, lately. Sound familiar? My schedule almost lined up with the weather. Postpone a meeting or two as the last … Continue reading

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Upscaling Whidbey

Those photos are mine. Well, they’re now the property of the WiFire Coffee Bar, the place where I’ll be part of an Economic Development Think Tank tonight. The setting is sweet (and artistically decorated, in my opinion.) The title is … 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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Almost A Day Off

Pardon me as I type a few words and then step aside to mix a drink. – OK. I almost took today off. Grand plans. Gods laughing. You probably know how it is. I recently resolved to take at least … Continue reading

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Future Found At The Fair

It’s summer. Ah. It’s summer and the Island County Fair (actually the Whidbey Island Area Fair, but I like the old name) happens to happen about nine miles from my house. Of course I go to it. A frugal life … 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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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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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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