3 Reasons Why You Should Use This Crisis To Make A Change

My Comments: Life, by definition, evolves, and almost never moves in a straight line. I found the following article on the Forbes website and it confirms my expressed thoughts about our current circumstances. I wrote earlier that our nation is experiencing it's fourth major upheaval since it's inception. They happen about every 80 years or …

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The most important chart in economic history

My Comments: Please note this chart appeared four years ago in 2016. I share it here to create a context for us to consider as we struggle with the pandemic and the effect it's going to have on our economy and our way of life. We've become very accustomed to what might be called "the …

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This Map Shows Which U.S. Homes Will Flood Over the Next 30 Years Due to Climate Change

My Comments: I'm not usually a woe and gloom person. My glass is almost always half full. But when it comes to climate change and the existential threats we face living in Florida, I'm extremely glad our house in north central Florida is 100+ feet above mean sea level. by Geoff Dembicki \ 22 JUN …

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The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest Winners for 2019

Where *WWW* means Wretched Writers Welcome... My Comments: And I do feel welcome though have never had what it takes to call myself wretched and will probably never achieve that exalted status despite the hours I fill, as the pandemic continues and I'm forced to stay at home because I want to, and despite the …

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The Coronavirus Will Be The Death Knell For Some Colleges

My Comments: I have lived my entire adult life in what can be described as a major college town, located in a relatively rural area in north central Florida. The university is the economic engine that drives the economic success of this community. Yes, we have the usual ups and downs, but the downs are …

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Statistics and Reasons for Church Decline

This copyrighted article appeared on a site called churchleadership.org. I have no idea when it was published. I saved it for future reference as it explains some of my personal observations about organized religion. I share it with you today as an alternative to talking about money again. My proclivity to attend church, or not …

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Corporate Bailouts?

Robert Reich, the Secretary of Labor from 1993 to 1997, is a well known liberal economist and lawyer. He brought to my attention yesterday, moves being taken by the current administration in support of American industries. I’m of mixed mind about what’s being proposed. Yes, it’s true that right now the US economy is headed …

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How America’s Retirement Dream Became a Nightmare

My Comments: There is a fundamental generational change taking place in America today. It will have significant ramifications politically and economically. When I grew up years ago, it was a given that I would go to college, get married, and enjoy a life that would equal or exceed that of my parents. As it evolved, …

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The American Dream – What Does That Mean?

My Comments: I began my life in the America in 1950. I was nine years old. My parents life at the time was very different from that lived by their parents. Not better or worse, but very different. As I grew older, it was assumed I’d go to college, get a degree and make my …

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These Are The Cities Most People Will Move To From Sea-Level Rise

I’ve written before about Climate Change and Retirement.  Given that I live in Florida with over 8000 miles of shoreline, the potential for serious migration over the next decades is huge. One need only look at the following map to understand what we’re facing. If you remain alive, where will you be living? Many of …

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