Tag Archives: Langley

Working On Small Town Coworks

Go work in the coffee shop. That’s what everyone else does. If you can’t afford that, go work in the library. Welcome to the new job site search familiar to nomadic workers. Solutions that work in the big city don’t … Continue reading

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Small Town Coworks Considerations

Write a few words, kick off a lot of conversations. Well, I guess that’s why humans developed communication. Last week’s post about a coworks closing inspired a suite of  incoming phone calls, emails, and meetings about possible reincarnations – and … Continue reading

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Courageous People Fight Taboos

There are courageous people in this world. Just like with frugality, some people are courageous by choice and some by necessity. I gave a talk about a taboo subject and only drew a small crowd, but they were the courageous … Continue reading

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Long Live The Coworks

My key chain just got lighter. The two keys that got me into the coworks were turned in because the coworks closed down. For almost two years The Langley Coworks has been my office, really just a bit of wide … Continue reading

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A Lot Of Bland Versus A Bit Of Awesome

Frugal is mistaken for cheap. Frugal is realizing that a bit of awesome is much better than a lot of bland, and costs a lot less too. Tiny houses are getting busy. They were ignored, and then laughed at, and … Continue reading

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Representative Larsen And My Personal Finances

If you ever give a talk in a coffeehouse, be prepared to pause while the espresso machine shrieks and the barista calls out the drink orders. Rick Larsen, my representative in the House of Representatives in the US Congress, came … Continue reading

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Windy Whidbey Lemonade

Whidbey Island was hit by a wind storm last night. The entire West Coast was hit by storms. The storm that hit the Seattle area knocked out power to over 150,000 people. My power is still out, which is why … Continue reading

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Weeks End Evenings

“Have a nice weekend.” The person behind the cash register was more sincere than you may expect because this is an island and the small towns are our rural equivalent of the big city. It’s Friday night, after I post … Continue reading

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What I Can Do With An Eighth Of A Teaspoon

Thank you all for putting up with the joke about making a cup of tea from two bits of a marijuana bud. Total effect: I smiled because I got past everyone else’s anxieties and anticipations. This personal finance and amateur … Continue reading

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ASTY Refuses To Be Boring

Stocks only return 5%-10% per year. Investing is boring. Timing is everything. I’ll agree with that last one. I intended to not mention ASTY again until my semi-annual portfolio review at the end of the year. So much for those … Continue reading

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