Three Months of Slacking

Unsuccessfully however Refreshingly making an attempt to climb the native waterfall “MMM, are you continue to alive?”– anyone on Twitter Holy Shit! I simply realized that the final time I wrote a weblog publish for you was on April 18th, and now it’s late July. That’s a whole quarter of a 12 months that I’ve … Read more

A protected funding with a excessive return

I get a number of questions on cash. These questions are likely to fluctuate based mostly on the asker and her wants, however there’s one query I get extra typically than another: “What’s a protected funding with a excessive return?” For the previous decade or so, I’ve had no reply to this query. Financial savings … Read more

We offered our home!

June has arrived and it is superb! The sunshine and hotter climate make dwelling in Oregon great this time of yr. October is healthier, however June is a rattling high quality month right here in Portland: wild roses, blackberry blossoms, and strawberries; birds, squirrels, and bicyclists; outside eating, night strolls, and morning espresso on the … Read more

The Self Educating Youngster

Little MM and me self-educating with some Orson Scott Card, method again in 2017. We’ve come to this point collectively since then! So it seems like my 15-year-old is formally a high-school dropout. Midway via ninth grade, emboldened maybe by the style of freedom that Covid-era distant studying had supplied, he realized that the entire … Read more

An unsure future

On February seventeenth — in the midst of 9 days with out energy as a result of an ice storm — we had the inspiration contractor out to re-inspect our home. We skilled some settling final fall, and I used to be apprehensive which may point out deeper issues. For thirty minutes, the contractor explored … Read more

Watch out for the Bubble

“A Nation Which Forgets Its Previous Has No Future” These had been the phrases on a 20-foot-long banner that “Mr. Slick”, my highschool historical past trainer, saved rigorously pinned throughout the width of his classroom for your entire 4 years I had lessons with him. “That is mindless in any respect”, I assumed to myself … Read more

52 classes from 52 years

And now we’re 52… On at the present time in 1969, child J.D. entered the world. I do not assume there’s any approach my mother and father may have predicted the trail their firstborn would take by life. It hasn’t at all times been straightforward — no because of the obstacles I’ve positioned in my … Read more

The facility of low expectations

On the finish of January, I had an epiphany. Kim and I have been sitting in the lounge one night, relaxed in our simple chairs, each studying books. All 4 of our beasts have been nestled close by. The home was quiet. For the primary time in without end, I felt fully content material. For … Read more

An ice-cold replace

Ah, life. It is humorous typically, is not it? On Thursday, I started writing an article in regards to the distinction between private finance in Mexico vs. america. You see, final week I spent a number of days in Mexico with a good friend (who additionally occurs to be my accountant). I had deliberate to … Read more