Tag Archives: Simple Living

Expense Report – Fuel Costs

Watch my frugal friends wince. I drive a truck. I drive a good old ‘Merican pickup truck with a cap on the back, 4WD, and a tow kit. Surprise. It turns out to be quite frugal. Not as frugal as … Continue reading

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Frugal Christmas 2016

I hope one of my island friends doesn’t mind me passing along their moment of holiday glory. All their presents are made; and now it’s time to wrap and deliver! Subtle and significant shifts happen with one word. ‘All their … Continue reading

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Expense Report – Emergency Funds

Fortunately, I’m not the one that needs the emergency funds. The topic has been in the news, and it’s been in personal conversations. Various analyses revealed that the majority of Americans can’t afford to pay for a $1,000 emergency without … Continue reading

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One Planet Many Worlds

We all live on one planet. We live within many worlds. Ads and news show things that make me realize that isn’t my world. Good. Sad. Reality. I haven’t sung so much since last Christmas. I like Christmas carols, particularly … Continue reading

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Adapting To Singularities

Singularities don’t have to happen alone. One singularity is enough to make the world seem senseless. Old rules don’t apply. Old causes create new effects. It is easy to get confused. Triple that, at least. We may be experiencing three … Continue reading

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Eight Years Ago

Eight years ago, I started this blog. It was the night after Barack Hussein Obama was elected President of the United States of America. The Great Recession (or as I call it, the Second Depression) had already begun. That wasn’t … Continue reading

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Frugal Voting

Vote; especially, if you’re an American citizen. I wanted to get that in there first. If you don’t vote, quit complaining (unless someone is keeping you from voting, but that’s a different issue.) Step one: Notice yet another patch of … Continue reading

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Storms Blowing Through

There’s a storm blowing into the area tonight. It looks like it could be historic, or at least feel that way. In the meantime, the power is on, and I can write. Locals reading this just after I post can … Continue reading

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Lifeboats For Our Species

Unless you’re lucky or asleep, dreams take work. Elon Musk has announced plans to accomplish one of my dreams, colonizing space. First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win. I expect a … Continue reading

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Frugal Harvest 2016

It was possible because of friends – throwing away old stuff. The equinox is past. Harvest time is passing, too. The garden that I apologized to has been producing produce and stories. It is time to ask the frugal question; … Continue reading

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