Movin’ on up, to the east side, to a deluxe apartment in the sky!

I pulled up to my house and clicked on the garage door opener. Right on cue, the garage opened up in front of me and I pulled in. After I turned the car off, I sat inside the garage for several minutes. I didn’t get out of the car, I didn’t talk, I just sat... Continue Reading →

Cold, hard cash

As a kid, I used to save my pennies in a glass Teddy Bear bank. Later I moved onto a miniature wooden barrel that my parents had picked up at a local bank. You’d turn the barrel up on one end and on the bottom was a plug that you would pull out to get... Continue Reading →

Things that can’t be bought

The commercial flashed by on my television screen last year and was gone in 60 seconds. I’m not sure when it first caught my notice, sometime in November or December, possibly during a football game or late one evening watching a movie. I was sitting in our living room, half-heartedly paying attention to the TV,... Continue Reading →

Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and me!

Like most people, I get a flurry of bills in the mail each day. My car’s gas gauge seems eternally stuck on E - empty. I need to go grocery shopping in the worst way. You look in our refrigerator and you see a bunch of condiments, some eggs and a lonely beer or two.... Continue Reading →

Money, money, money!

The older woman sitting across from me looked annoyed to be waiting for help. She looked up angrily at me and kept repositioning the diamond encrusted bangle on her wrist to see the time on her watch. I wasn’t sure what I had done to offend her. I think I might have tried to smile... Continue Reading →

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