Tag Archives: sustainability

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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Five Years Later 2016-2021

I missed my cue! Five years and one month ago I wrote a post about what life could be like five years later, September 2021. Let’s have fun tearing apart my own predictions. (Allow me to remind you and me … Continue reading

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Charitably Truckless

I felt odd, watching no-longer-my truck be driven away. Today I donated my venerable Chevy pickup to a local charity. Whidbey Island has an impressive organic farm school appropriately named the Organic Farm School. (Fancy, eh? At least it isn’t … Continue reading

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Getting Better Slowly

Yay! Good news! Getting the loan on my house means a long string of long-delayed tasks can get done. Ah. What? A loan doesn’t equate to money in my account, which doesn’t translate to immediately paying off lots of bills, … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Challenging A Fundamental Assumption

A common response many have in retrospect; The Soviet Union will live forever. Of course it didn’t. Africa shattered into even more nations after the colonizers left. Naturally. The European Union may no longer be a union. Well, it never … Continue reading

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Billionaires Taxes And Perspective

A billion dollars is hard to visualize. And that’s a major understatement. Major. Understatement. Yet, billionaires are increasing their influence, increasing their numbers, and accumulating more of the world’s wealth. And then, there are taxes. And a fun idea to … Continue reading

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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

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Is Whidbey Changing – Freeland – Spring 2019

Give a talk three times and every time is different. Why not? Change doesn’t stop. Time and geography change the emphasis and the topics. A few hours ago I finished my third talk about real estate and affordability trends on … Continue reading

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