I Resolve That…

Resolutions Resolutions are like diets and budgets. Everyone, or at least most people, make them but seldom keep them. I have been guilty of not following through on many a budget, diet, and resolution. What to do? I had a doctor tell me one time that if I was going to keep a diet, that … Continue reading I Resolve That…

Save Money, Quit Smoking

Defending Smokers I quit smoking in January 1999. At the time, I had finally had it with the growing cost of cigarettes. In January 1999 the cost for a pack of cigarettes was $2.00. According to the American Cancer Society, the average cost of cigarettes today is $6.36 per pack. I was mad when the … Continue reading Save Money, Quit Smoking

Bah Humbug or Merry Christmas?

Brown Thursday? Well, it is finally after Thanksgiving. That must mean it is time to go broke. Everyone who turned on the news at all last week saw the mayhem at the stores. This year started even worse than in years past when some locations decided to open their doors on Thanksgiving Day instead of … Continue reading Bah Humbug or Merry Christmas?


If you have ever watched a soccer game where the announcers are from Mexico, then you are familiar with the reaction they give when someone scores during the game. There is an elongated GOOOAAALLL into the microphone. There is no misunderstanding about what has happened. Sometimes, they can go on for 30 seconds or more. … Continue reading GOOOAAALLL!!!