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.

Don’t have that kind of time

I listened to the first episode of a new (to me) history podcast today. The host said he’s been actively researching for two years before turning on the microphone.

I don’t have that kind of time. We’re doing it live! (Well, not live but close enough.)

Who needs research when I’ve got a family that occasionally had their bodies explode.

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.