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An Evening Off From Writing – Ha

But, but I have to write. It’s that time of night! Dinner is done, and for the past several months that’s meant turning off the ‘TV’ (really a Roku connected to a monitor and the internet, ‘TV’ takes fewer letters), … Continue reading

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The Great Resignation

(The following is an expansion of post from PretendingNotToPanic.com.) The middle class was born about 650 yeas ago. It wasn’t by governmental decree, though there were probably some declarations declared. It wasn’t by some great grass-roots organization, though there was … Continue reading

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A Home Loan To Retire Anxieties

A nice way to start the day, sending out a ‘thank you’ email, arranging to pay an overdue bill, contacting a doctor I actually enjoy visiting, and a hopefully scheduling a massage. Money makes things move. For several months I’ve … Continue reading

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A Three Month Long Country Music Song-ish

I almost moved. I’m not surprised that others have found it a necessity, and that others find that they can’t. Three months of unexpected financial weirdness seem to be almost over. Somewhere in those three months are enough episodes for … Continue reading

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Triple Whammy – Tenth And Last Anniversary

Two days ago I looked forward to writing this post to celebrate significant progress in my recovery from my Triple Whammy of August 2011. Back then, three major events imploded then depleted my net worth. My net worth has not … Continue reading

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A Jeep Dancing And Credit

Pardon me as I crack open a beer, because this story starts out like a country song. Don’t worry, no dogs die. A credit card did. Along the way there is a troublesome truck, dancing, and some impressive efforts from … Continue reading

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So Many Changes

The masks are coming off, but not entirely. Variants are keeping some folks cautious. The economy is recovering, but not everywhere. What jobs are essential and what is a living wage are being debated in actions, not just words. Old … Continue reading

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Semi Annual Exercise Mid 2021

As I note at the start of my stock synopses; “INTRO Here’s my semi-annual exercise to see if I remember why I own the stocks I own, and so I can check back and see if their stories have changed. … Continue reading

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Signing up for Social Security

Mix good news and bad news and get mixed emotions. I signed up for Social Security, I think. Should I have waited? Sure. Should I have signed up earlier, definitely in retrospect. Was it easy or hard? Yes. No. It … Continue reading

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A Bit Of Self-Indulgence

I spend a lot of time thinking about other people, other things, other ideas. Then, Spencer Webster offered to interview me for his new audio magazine, InSpiris, about creativity, inspiration, and imagination. It wasn’t until after he posted it, and … Continue reading

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