Tag Archives: Simple Living

Digging On Earth Day

I swung a pulaski today. Not familiar with the tool? Take a mattock, which is like a very heavy hoe, add an axe head and you get a very heavy hunk of steel that’s great for digging out roots. Professionals … 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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Flushing Septic Anxieties

Finally, I can tell yet another of the stories that must remain unspoken. Making less than expenses creates chapters of stories that are either too embarrassing or expensive to reveal. Today, I got my septic tanks pumped. That may sound … Continue reading

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Weirdnesses Approaching

As if the world wasn’t weird enough, it’s getting weirder. Sometimes that’s a good thing. Luckily, humans evolved to be adaptable, and that adaptability is being tested. The following is a Friday night random list of shifts, changes, and trends … 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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Super Bowl Ads Sigh In 2016

Oh, advertisers. For one day each of the last fifty years you’ve publicly exercised your power during the Super Bowl, the event that seems to be the ultimate in sports competitions but that really only makes sense within 5% of … 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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Personal Finance Perspective

Fasten seat belts, or the mental equivalent. Today I read something that convinced me to put personal finance (the inspiration for this blog) in perspective. They’ve finally proved that the universe is weird. As if you didn’t know that, but … Continue reading

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The Second Depression

If I was writing a book I could give this concept a better treatment, but practicalities inspire me to write about it anyway. We may be living within a spiral of history, when things repeat but not in the same … Continue reading

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What Everyone Else Expects

Welcome to the holidays, one of my favorite times of the year; but then, I also enjoy something about every time of the year. (Except for rainy days in May and prolonged droughts into October.) I am looking forward to … Continue reading

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