Yes, it’s that time again. You and I get to go back into the future as we look at the varied and sundry.
- Frugality is in. Who knows, maybe we will even hear GWBIII telling us to save instead of spend those stimulus checks. Well, I don’t know that seems a little far fetched. Anyway, for those of you who always wanted to be like your grandparents, here’s a great place to start clipping those coupons and banking those pennies in the cookie jar.
- Everyone has probably heard of Life Hacker the blog but I never took the time until I was reading a post by Trent at www.thesimpledollar.com the other day and he mentioned that one of the ways he has discovered to save money is to take up a hobby that doesn’t cost a lot to start and almost nothing to continue. Like buying a basketball and a hoop for your garage door, like I did a 66 key keyboard to teach myself how to play. Once I laid out the $200 for the board, the only cost is time spent playing. And just like shooting hoops, it is just as rewarding. Now Trent pointed me at this post on the LifeHack site. Yipee.
- PC World lists it in its top five best blogs and I came across Alex Eckelberry because of a comment he made on jtaplinsblog about conservatism’s rise and fall. But I visited the site out of a curiosity about security concerns on the internet. How much firewall do we need? I know that wordpress uses a screen to keep out spam and still I get one or two comments a week that could only come from a bot. Anyway, I plan to go back to this site when I have time and ask some more questions.
- And finally, it is Memorial Day and stores and banks are closed while outdoor barbecues and baseball games go on. Somewhere a soldier is killing or being killed. Somewhere a family is mourning their loss whether it be the soldier or the ones she killed. On this site which I think I’ll be visiting quite a bit in the future I discovered a different sort of party.
And I leave you with this poem I penned anon:
THE SUNSHINES BLUE . . .
On the day outside my mind,
bike rides like wind flies and trains of inconsequence trade themselves for
thoughts as I wish for more than I can have or hold or even use in this
world gone mad as a hatter,
In a world where anything can un happen, can re happen, can happen more or
less with consequences and all the trimmings,
While we (you and I) still stay in a quandary, at a loss,
Up in the air like a coin star-crossed, our minds flipping, tripping
at all the evil dripping from the last bomb tossed.