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:


Mutton sleeves

Pouter pigeon silhouette

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.


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


Not sure how I feel about that one.