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2040-ish

It is funny how things happen. Actually, we need a new phrase because a coincidence of topics recently arrived that I find thoughtful, but not funny. My sci-fi novel, Firewatcher, is set at least a couple of decades from now. … Continue reading

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What About Twitter

Social media is a time sink. Time is precious, so social media requires spending something precious. People are precious, too; and connecting with them can be one of the best ways to spend a life. And then, Twitter hit the … Continue reading

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ElectraMeccanica – One Company One story

Welcome to another story and another video in my One Company One Story series. Here comes the amateur legalese. I began investing in companies and their stocks in the late 70s, but am not a certified investment professional. My style … Continue reading

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Eighty Hour Outage

For about 80 hours my house didn’t have electricity, at least the organized kind from the electric company. One short, intense windstorm did it. As it passed through it blew open my kitchen door. I got out of bed to … Continue reading

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Stepping Towards Re-Retirement

Post-publishing note: As of November 1, 2022 I am no longer a real estate broker. My real estate sites temporarily lead here. At least temporarily, those sites will be for sale: WhidbeyRealtor.com WhidbeyRealtor.net MyWhidbeyRealtor.com MyWhidbeyRealtor.net . This post describes why … Continue reading

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Almost A Week Off

Shh. I slept in. And then I did it again. It almost felt like the first time I retired. This year I’ve finished three books. I’ve also given presentations, helped people with their ideas and businesses, and basically been an … Continue reading

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The Nervous Time

The nervous time. I was going to start this post with an anecdote about various nervous times when a simple one showed up. The nervous time between launching a program, seeing it halt, and nervously wondering if it will ever … Continue reading

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SolarWindow – One Company One story

Welcome to another video in my One Company One Story series. Pardon me as I paste in yet another disclosure disclaimer. I am not a certified finance professional. But I can comment on my finances, and I can comment on … Continue reading

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Getting Ready For Our October 15 Self-Publishing Workshop

The short version: The longer version: Busy? Busy. But I see a break coming. (Whew.) But next is something I look forward to, conducting a workshop, this time one on self-publishing. October 15 Don Scoby (the co-host of the Writing … Continue reading

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Tea Charity Donations

It finally happened. The end of a quarter of the year. The first report of sales for Kettle Pot Cup are in. Nice to see. That also means the first donation is on its way. Donating money in an interconnected … Continue reading

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