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Flipping To A Smartphone

My real estate colleagues are relieved. My fellow MVIS shareholders acknowledge a capitulation. I’m waiting for the first two bills to see how big a change it really is to go from a flip phone on Sprint’s network to a … Continue reading

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Who Are You Wearing

This isn’t about wearing fur. Most clothes are made from plants (may they rest in peace for the sacrifice they made for our clothing), or oil (yucky, but useful), and occasionally wool or silk (close to fur because animals are … Continue reading

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We Are Comfortable

If you are reading this, there’s a good chance you’re comfortable. There’s also a chance that you’re reading this on your phone or in a library or at work because that’s your only choice. Those may be two answers to … Continue reading

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Minimum Wage Housing

This isn’t about me and my personal finances directly, but it makes me think. Finally, the minimum wage is rising. Local governments are realizing that the people who run their cities and towns need to make enough to live in … Continue reading

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Hearing From Healers

I’m thinking about what the doctor said, and I heard it over a week ago. That’s powerful medicine. This was not a conversation with someone in a white lab coat who was wearing a stethoscope as if it was a … Continue reading

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Semi Annual Exercise Mid 2019

From my 2018 end of year portfolio review: “Within the next six months I won’t be surprised to hear good news from: Asterias (under its new ownership of BTX) as their treatment for damaged nerves progresses, Geron as it makes … Continue reading

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Perfectly Imperfect Plans

A friend reminded me; “Better is the enemy of good enough.” which brought to mind, “Humans are imperfect. So, if you think you’re perfect, you’re not human.” and, “No plan survives contact with reality.” But it would be so nice … Continue reading

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My Mortgage Modification – Five Years Later

Almost five years ago I reached a major milestone. “The short story: I get to keep my house, and here’s how it happened.” – My Mortgage Modification Chronology This month I have progress to report. What? You thought that was … Continue reading

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Affording Housing

The topic came up again. How can working people afford housing? I’ve always been aware of the choices too many people must make to find a place to live. Going to school (Virginia Tech) next to Appalachia will do that. … Continue reading

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What Is My House Worth

“My house can’t really be worth that!” – exclamation from a friend Believe it or not, I steer clear of writing about real estate because there are more things in life than houses. Yet, I’m drawn back to the topic … Continue reading

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