Tag Archives: community

Off Grid Living In Town

Power! People were offering me power! And I turned them down, with thanks. One way to experience off-the-grid living is to move to a rural area where storms are common. Up comes the wind, down come the trees, out goes … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Popular Posts in 2020

Oh, what a year it was. Some of the topics I wrote about where: Politics, a pandemic, wildfires, storms, floods, changes in a social structure (including social media), health care, health insurance, Social Security, tea, writing, science fiction, real estate, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dueling Printers

Modern challenges. There are enough of those even without the onslaught that is 2020. Amidst the global and national turmoils, personal lives continue. Even with things locked down, change happens. Change is the only constant. Dealing with something as simple … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Did You See

I gave up playing Bridge. Bridge was one of the few card games my family would play as a family, well four of the five of us at a time, of course. We played it as a game. I was … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is Whidbey Changing – Spring 2019 – Coupeville

Every place is the same. Every place is different. Supply and demand affect prices. But every place has its supply issues and a demand for that supply. Saturday, May 4th, was the fourth in my series of talks about real … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Unexpected Favorite Gifts

“What was your favorite gift this year?” I overheard that at the office, the day after Christmas. Thoughts run faster than words, and my mind sprinted along, but without gaining traction. About the time I was wondering at not having … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Four Leaky Customer Service Stories

See that intense blog on the radar? Blue is misty. Green is showery. Yellow is rainy. Red is oh deary, dear. My house and its somewhat aged roof is under a bit of that yellow and in the path of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Dream Invest Live – Ten Years Old

Just ask Amazon. Ten years ago, November 26, 2008, I published Dream. Invest. Live. – Pioneer the Investment Frontier So You Can Live Your Dream, which I’ve come to describe as “Personal Finance for Frugal Folk.” Books are static. Blogs … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Misunderstanding Is Normal

“Why would they do such a thing?”, one of the most common questions in human existence since the invention of language besides “What’s for dinner?” “Why would you do such a thing?” That’s asked a lot less because it is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment