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Monthly Archives: October 2008

The Joys of Thrift…(The Forgotten Pleasures of Living BENEATH Your Income)

I graduated from college in 1974 and received exactly one job offer, which I cheerfully accepted. The economy was recovering from a period of financial doldrums and I made an interesting choice, the benefits of which I still reap today. I decided to continue living like a student. Even though my income had increased dramatically, […]

Living in Harmony with Nature

My father was a civil engineer with an eclectic outlook on life. He took great joy in designing efficient systems, doing more with less. My father also had a great love of nature, taking us on frequent canoe trips in Ocala National Forest. During his tenure on the city commission, Dad was a tireless advocate […]

Business Lessons From A Chessboard

Some of my fondest memories are of playing chess with my father. He taught me many things and some of the most valuable lessons occurred around an 8 square x 8 square chessboard. On defense, he taught me to consider each of my major pieces one by one. How was my knight vulnerable? What could […]

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