Miscellaneous Stuff

Lifelong Learning and the Daily Commute

Americans spend an enormous number of hours in their cars. I don't particularly like to drive. No, let me rephrase that. I HATE to drive. When I was working, I spent just about an hour a day driving the 14 miles to and from my job. It took me about 25 minutes or so each… Continue reading Lifelong Learning and the Daily Commute

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Happy Holidays, Miscellaneous Stuff

December 26th: My Favorite Holiday

No, I'm not celebrating Boxing Day or Kwanza. I've been planning for and celebrating Christmas since Black Friday. My daughter cooked a delicious Christmas dinner and we had a family gift exchange. Christmas is a big deal in our family. Like most families. But December 26 still remains my favorite holiday. Or really, it's the… Continue reading December 26th: My Favorite Holiday

Miscellaneous Stuff, Retirement

Changing Times

Time. I find myself with an abundance of it. Two weeks ago, I worked my final day at my full time job. For the next few days I caught myself glancing at the clock, just as I did when I was working full time and there was never enough time. Hours used to be so precious that I worried about how… Continue reading Changing Times

Arts, Crafts and Creations, Miscellaneous Stuff, WhackyShack on Etsy

“It’s pretty, but it’s so expensive!”– Choosing to Buy Handmade

What determines the price of a handmade item? I've heard it said (or whispered) dozens of times at craft fairs. "It's pretty but it's so expensive!" Yes, handmade items are going to cost more than something you can buy at your local giant discount store.  Mass marketed products that come from China are cheap.  Handmade… Continue reading “It’s pretty, but it’s so expensive!”– Choosing to Buy Handmade