As you embark on a shiny new 2013, please take a moment to consider the words of the incomparable Michael Wade: 21 Things I Wish I Knew In My Twenties Two of the items need to be applied to my 2013 resolutions: 1. This too shall pass 18. Be reluctant to assign bad motives to […]
Archive for 2012
We all should be braver and willing to stand up for being unique individuals with unique perspectives. Cultural Offering has some great insights, including the “not sorry” list – you should check it out: Not Sorry List [While I agree with most of the author’s choices, I disagree with the legal paper one. The persistent […]
In Indiana, you have until end-of-office-hours on December 31 to file for the homestead exemption. If you do not file (or verify that you have proper exemption status), you may be contacted by your friendly County Auditor that your homestead exemption could be terminated. Homestead exemption reduces your property taxes by reducing the assessed value […]
Have a Merry Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year!
A day late, I know, but I was busy getting ready for our traditional 35-40- person family dinner at my place. This was my 17th year as host for our annual family gathering. It was wonderful to see so many children – we had 7 under the age of 5. I hope you were blessed […]
Interesting announcement from the IRS – you can donate your accumulated sick or vacation leave to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Your employer makes the donation on your behalf to a qualified §501(c)(3) charity, and the “used” leave does not appear on your W2. Employers can deduct the payment as an expense (but the employee cannot […]
Indiana switched to DST when Mitch came to the Governor’s mansion (Thanks a heap, Mitch). As a naturally early riser, I have always deeply resented the fact that DST took an hour away from my spring and summer mornings (actually more than an hour, and I will be happy to tell you why, if you […]
A unique document for a unique time that set the stage for the development of the US and continues to serve as the philosophical foundation for evolving culture of the United States (or, at least, it should be).
I’m not going to bore you with my point of view about the candidates – if you haven’t heard it all by now, you are living under a rock. We all have our own hangups about the issues and the candidates. The point is – get out and VOTE. In Indiana, you can find a […]
Another gem from Michael Wade, the Execupundit. I was captured by the simple truth of the closing remark to his post. The sad part about the folks he describes is that they are so blinded by their position they do not see the serious erosion in their credibility – not only to whatever rigid platform […]
Please take a 10 minute coffee break to watch this video – 100 years in 10 minutes, covering 1911 through 2011. Most folks will recognize the events listed; what I found fascinating was to see unrelated and world-wide events documented in chronological order. Sadly, this rendition of history rather heavily focuses on events that chronicle […]
Scientists top the list. Check out io9.com for the full article. Attorneys don’t make the list – Most judges don’t allow coffee in the courtroom. Good thing I don’t spend much time there.
For “knowledge workers” (folks who spend most of the day at a desk connected to the internet for exchange of information), email can easily get out of hand. Statistics suggest that knowledge workers spend 28% of their day handling email (more than 1/4 of your time!) Digital Goddess Kim Kommando offers 9 Simple Steps to […]
Thank you to Trying God’s Patience for such inspirational and thought-provoking images and sayings to brighten my day. And for sharing a love of coffee.