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Decisions, decisions: Owner, loaner or borrower

Due to my reputation as a very stable — er, no. Let’s go with…rational thinker steeped in financial analysis. Yeah. Anyhoo, I get asked a lot (a lot!) by people trying to decide what to do about where they live. It all depends, I tell them, and then I go into decisions, decisions: owner, loaner… Read more »

My never-ending battle with ennui, part 2

This is about how I look when losing my never-ending battle with ennui

Welcome to the second half of my overly long return to blogging…and active life in general. This is my never-ending battle with ennui, part 2. I’m forcing you to go through these “introductory” blog posts before we get to the good stuff. Admittedly, that’s a relative qualitative statement, but, hey, you’re here reading this. As… Read more »

My never-ending battle with ennui

my never-ending battle with ennui

Nah, I’m not gonna make you look it up. Ennui – a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement. It’s a far greater threat than simple procrastination. Let me walk you through my never-ending battle with ennui. But first, a word from our sponsors… Before I get started, know… Read more »

The very last time I spend my birthday cleaning

What a glorious day! The sun is shining, it’s a holiday for many of my friends and it’s my birthday. So, you can imagine what I’ve got planned for the day…cleaning! Yes, it’s the day after the birthday BBQ and that means…bleh. But! This is the very last time I spend my birthday cleaning. The… Read more »

There’s no place like home

…until you have to clean it. Yes, it’s my birthday gift to myself: cooking, cleaning and serving all for others. But, this is the very last time for my birthday. Starting next year, nothing will cause me to qualify the statement “There’s no place like home”. Nothing new about this Oh goodness, no. I’ve gone… Read more »

The graves always appear at the end

Everything ends. All things pass. There is no real dispute over this. It’s the same with me, of course. Just more involved. Because I have more reasons why the graves always appear at the end. Working my way up the driveway The hard part is done, right? Laying all those edging stones. Setting up all… Read more »

Don’t tell ants they can’t fight City Hall

Welp, as expected, stuff happens. In this case, stuff happens when you clean out your front landscaping. Turns out, that’s really urban renewal. And the (former) tenants aren’t happy. They’ve gone on attack. Don’t tell ants they can’t fight City Hall! The origins of a protest The first part of the story you already know…. Read more »

When good ideas meet bad policy

So. You remember me getting all excited about Halloween, right? And then I started getting the front of the house prepared. Still with me? Welp, about halfway through that landscaping, I realized I should be paying someone to do it instead. Here’s what happens when good ideas meet bad policy. Once you get into the… Read more »

Next time, Jeff, write a memo

I went out to do my pre-Halloween cleaning of the landscaping, when I had a thought. That’s when I should have stopped. Nothing good ever comes from thinking. Because of that thought, I can now paraphrase the terrific Hunt for Red October and say, “Next time, Jeff, write a memo.” (Editor’s note: because my blog… Read more »