I Want It NOW

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Persistence is a word that is invaluable in so many aspects of life. Has it gone the way of transistor radios? When I was a kid, my birthday excursion each year was a trip to Disneyland.  This was back-in-the-day when Disneyland was not only fun, but not overly crowded.  It was also when they sold tickets that were labeled “A” through “E,” with the “E-ticket” being for the better rides, like the Matterhorn. The expression “E-ticket Ride” came directly from those early Disneyland tickets.  Later, as we all know, Disneyland and all amusement parks switched to a single admission entrance fee. read more

Just A Guy Dealing With Money, Money, Money

Potential lessons abound today, as we’re dealing with money crises, the worst of my and my boys’ lives.  My boys will gain wisdom from this. So will I.  Things often taken for granted will no longer be. I will live the life I preach and take the same, at times, harsh medicine I’m asking them to swallow.

The other day I was helping my younger son set up his computer. He inherited my old one. I looked around his room and realized the extraordinary amount of “things” he possessed and that he’d known no other way of living.  There was a TV, DVD player, two or three portable video game devices, an “old” and “new” cell-phone, and more boxed DVD sets than they carry at Blockbuster.  And, now, his own computer, albeit a “used” one.  Nah, the lessons they’ll learn will serve them well. read more