Pet Appreciation Post: dog nephew Zai

Last week I was in California handling a new rental for my parents. Though I had to be away from my animals, a very special guy kept me company!                 Above is an

Poetry Ptuesday – Instead of Killing Yourself by Derrick C. Brown

“Instead of killing yourself / wait until / a year from now”

Thoughts for a Thursday – Dear Amanda

True to her seemingly tireless nature, and owing sadly to her mania, in addition to everything else she did, my sister Amanda was also a (self-)published author of several books. The Young Physician’s Guide to Money and Life stands apart

Plant Appreciation Post: Spider Plant

Today I want to show off my spider plant I got last summer.   Around this time, I began to cut off the babies (once they’d developed aerial roots), and setting those in water for propagation. And here’s how she’s

Poetry Ptuesday – At Joan’s by Frank O’Hara

“I am lonely for myself / I can’t find a real poem”

Breaking up with My Amazon Wish List Items

Here are a list of things I don’t need to buy, and the reasons why:   Black leather booties: I already have black leather booties. But these look like they have better traction, past me protests. When I need traction,

(S)LOW BUY: February 2019 Spending Breakdown

Last month’s bank statement is in, and I spent:   February 1 — $52.35, Saks.com — Remember in January when I bought a bunch of stuff on sale from NM? Two days later, I received an email stating that an

(S)LOW BUY: The Beauty (of) Routine!

I used to shop without discipline, and my most chaotic buying happened in the beauty and skin care departments. Chelsea from The Financial Diet frequently talks (and I keep talking about her! I know, I knowww) about evaluating how much

Poetry Ptuesday – But These Things Also by Edward Thomas

“All the white things a man mistakes/For earliest violets/Who seeks through Winter’s ruins/Something to pay Winter’s debts”

Pet Appreciation Post

Today I just want to show off our animals.

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