On Appreciating Success, In 15 Second Increments

I'm not a writer so I don't know about book deal processes. However I have started a consistent meditation practice for about 6 months now. My happiness is blossoming even though the career I built for many years is basically impossible in my new town and I've taken a pay-cut and prestige-cut at my current job. Sooo yep, lucky for me/us happiness is never an external brass ring.

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 2:49 pm 0

On The Costs of Eating Out

Memorable meals can be had at $30 or less. There are hot dog stands, falafel trucks, pizza by the slice places, even trendy food trucks and then there are restaurants in ethnic neighborhoods that you eat forever with a group of friends and you can't believe how little you pay at the end even with a generous tip.

Posted on April 16, 2015 at 11:48 am 2

On After I Go

After a friend of mine was in an accident and then coma. The reality of how I'd want to make decisions (DNR) and how my parents would make decisions became cleared. It's a pain to keep on top of. I've gotten complacent since I got married. Maybe that's my one thing. Its Thursday after all.

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 12:04 pm 0

On Take The Billfold 10-Question Housing Survey

GenXr here, but I married a millennial cusp but my rising sign is a Virgo so that explains everything? Seriously though, I want to own and remodel but just like I married late-ish I think I'll own lat-ish. My husband just started talking of owning something besides "let's get a yurt". I will say a housing cooperative is appealing but I went with soup pot options. Who knows!

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 7:29 pm 0

On The Uniform I've Chosen for Myself

I am feeling this post! Personally, I try to create my cartoon self. What would a cartoonist dress me in every Sunday paper? This cuts down on morning indecision which is not a great way to start a day. Anyhow, your uniform says stylish professional competence to me. I think my uniform is sort of elfish clerk.

Posted on November 11, 2014 at 11:55 am 3

On Life After Shoe College: Interview With a Cordwainer

That's super interesting, but no talk of money on the billfold? Pricing labor, cost of artisan college, studio costs? I loved all the questions and answers, but I want the nitty gritty too.

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:54 am 0

On Should I Take a One-Year Dream Fellowship, Or a Great Job Offer From a Private Company?

This is the best advice I've read in awhile.

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 7:08 pm 0

On Seven Jobs in One Year

Well written report on a good hustle.

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 3:08 pm 0

On Can't Afford to Buy, Can't Afford to Rent

I pay about 17% of my take-home pay in rent with 3 roommates, one is my BF. I have roommates, but I have savings.

Posted on December 10, 2013 at 4:39 pm 0

On David Simon Tells Us How To Fix America

@Meaghano Thank you!

Posted on December 10, 2013 at 4:27 pm 0