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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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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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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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Authors Always Have More Work To Do

The book is done. The work has begun. On Tuesday was the first book talk for Kettle Pot Cup, a book I published about tea. This is a book about real tea, not with pinky raised or head bowed, but … Continue reading

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Affordable And Unaffordable Housing

(WA state required disclosure: I’m a broker at Dalton Realty, Inc. http://whidbeyrealtor.com/). My house’s tax assessment came in today. Yesterday I was part of a group meeting about affordable housing in one of your local tourist towns: Langley. A month … Continue reading

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Good Enough

Take a deep breath and find a good seat. A lot has happened in the last 48 hours; all of it is good, or at least good enough. Just for the simple nature of it I’ll start with a personal … Continue reading

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Not According To Plan

That didn’t go according to plan; but, it is 2022. What does? Serendipity helped. About a week ago I finished my book about tea, Kettle Pot Cup (assuming the proof copy proves good enough, due in two weeks). 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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Reasons For Optimism – February 2022

Feeling a bit down? Feeling like that question is an example of massive understatement? Welcome to the modern world (as of February 4, 2022, evening, US West Coast time). You’re not alone, or maybe it’s just me and I’m alone. … Continue reading

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