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Save Money, Live Better

Save Money, Live Better

Walmart, what happened? We wuz tight. Back in the early 90’s when you first went national you were something special. You made the other discount stores look like amateur-hour. Kmart had always seemed sickly. Cheap-ass items in dingy stores manned by indifferent...
Sunday: Garage Sale Hell

Sunday: Garage Sale Hell

Sunday’s always the weirdest day for garage sales. I found this out for myself after running several of them over the years. I’m glad I’m not doing that anymore. If you run a sale Friday/Saturday/Sunday, each day has its own flavor. It breaks down...
How to Save McDonalds

How to Save McDonalds

The secret’s out: McDonalds doesn’t serve very good food. What’s more–it’s not that cheap or convenient anymore.     Decades of dominance in fast-food are threatened thanks to a combination of a more enlightened customer base...
Wages: Make a Man a Slave . . .

Wages: Make a Man a Slave . . .

Jove fixed it certain that whatever day Makes man a slave takes half his worth away. — Homer, The Odyssey   The ancients knew something about managing slaves. They knew it wasn’t all that. Lots of overhead in owning slaves. Whipping them gets to be...

A Note on Self-Publishing

Self-publishing. The very phrase itself inspires blood-curdling screams in many. I seem to collect such distinctions: “homeschooler”, “single dad”, “philosophy grad”, “one-time Renault owner”. I thrive on embracing that...