Tag Archives: frugality

TAKE A VACATION

Ah. Finally, a proper cup of tea, well, an infusion of herbs plus a few spices plus some honey. (The honey is the decadent part.) Decadence? Why, of course! I took a vacation – which would be hard to notice … Continue reading

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Positive Pent-up Progress Released

You know how it goes. The bumped pebble that hits a stone that dislodges a boulder that means a major portion of a mountain can become a flow that can reach the sea. Geologically speaking, landslides reaching the sea don’t … Continue reading

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I Split My Pants

Some days it is hard to do anything the normal way. I split my pants. That’s common enough; but I split these pants down the front, not in the most embarrassing way, but from waist to knee. I think that … Continue reading

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From Inspiration To Publication – October 2022

We’re back! How many times have you heard that, lately? It is finally time to revive and reinvigorate the workshop on Self-publishing. I’ve done it as a solo (Modern Self-Publishing), as part of a trio (Madrona Workshop Troupe), and as … Continue reading

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Upgrading My Venerable Bicycle

I ride a 30-year-old bicycle, a Trek 8000, which I’ve described before as; “It is a classic, hard-tail, 1992-ish Trek 8000 mountain bike. No springs. No shock absorbers. No disk brakes. It is old, purple, and slightly rusted. It is … Continue reading

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Artistic Passive Income

A reader, or at least a buyer, helped keep one of my books alive, today. Twelve Months at Merritt Lake had its first sale in over a year, today. I wrote it in 2006, definitely not even close to today. … Continue reading

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Semi Annual Exercise Mid 2022

At the end of 2021 I felt confident about 2022. Yes, I can be that silly. Some folks have given me credit for staying positive despite years of what some have called a perfect storm of bad luck. Some chastise … Continue reading

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Unwrapping Tea

“In daily life, tea is less pretentious. Tea is practical, pragmatic, and frugal.” And opening a shipment of tea is fun if you order more than one kind at a time. And I did. And I’m glad. And it is … Continue reading

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Taxes Stocks Electric Cars

OK. There’s so much going on that it has been hard to know where to start. So, pardon me as I literally roll up my sleeves. I didn’t need to roll them up, but that act let me think a … Continue reading

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Semi Annual Exercise EOY 2021

As I note at the start of my stock synopses that are posted on the discussion boards listed below; “INTRO Here’s my semi-annual exercise to see if I remember why I own the stocks I own, and so I can … Continue reading

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