The Joy of Building Things: Part Two

I’ve developed some momentum with the my woodworking goals this month.  Since I last built the bookcase, I’ve completed two other small projects and thought I would share those here today. Continue reading

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Why I’m Not Investing In Today’s Stock Market

It was the end of 2010 when I first started investing.  The world was still coming to grips with the fact that the shit had indeed hit the fan!  At that time there was a lot of panic spreading and it was hard for some to ignore the noise.  People weren’t talking about Dow 18,000 they were scared of the Dow 5,000! Continue reading

What If…

I’ve had a strange morning routine over the last couple of months.  With temps in the morning just below 30 degrees, I’ll step outside, sans shirt and shoes, and let myself feel the cold on my body.  I’ll do a few stretches and listen politely to my mind in its weak protest to what it perceives to be an injustice.  In most situations it’s the mind that is the weak link.  Continue reading

The Joy Of Building Things

For most of my life, roughly 38 years of it to be exact, I’ve never been what you would call “mechanically inclined”.  I wasn’t “handy” with anything.  When things broke I dreaded having to call someone to fix it.  I stayed away from any activity that required me to use my hands.  It’s not like I didn’t have amble opportunity when I was younger to learn these things. Continue reading