Uxorial degrees

Caren is working on her PhD in Apparel History. So far, my experience is that any PhD taken by one should automatically confer a BA/BS on the spouse.

The following words are new to me:

Spencer

Mutton sleeves

Pouter pigeon silhouette

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Mindfulness and Planning

It’s hard to be present when the future is coming. And you have plans and commitments for the future. Like my podcast.

All I can say is be deliberate about your time planning and preparing. When it is time, do it. When it is not, do not.

Everything has a (temporal) place. As a worrier, this is hard.

Hoarding Checks

I’ve been a full-time accountant for over 3 years now, and I am still amazed how many people hoard, lose and/or don’t bother to cash large checks sent to them.

With the rise of electronic payments this has become less of a problem, but in some cases a check just works better and then people sit on them. For months in many cases.

This personal anecdote plus the annual “average savings rate” statistics are sobering realities. I can only tell you to set up automatic transactions that force you to save. And if you are lucky enough to have a 401k with matching, please take advantage. Otherwise, you are throwing away free money.

Missed one // Poetry

For the first time since April 3rd, I missed a daily blog post. For an excellent cause, to be sure. So we will ease back into it with some poetry.

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I saw an article that

Asked when poetry stopped being read

I think it was when people

Stopped listening to words and started

Reading things that tell

And don’t show

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Not sure how I feel about that one.