Archive for 2008

Happy Holidays to You and Yours

As the years pass, I notice how the holidays have begun to line up like a string of Christmas lights. The holidays have always been festive times for me, bright and happy moments so much different than the rest of life. I remember when all the cousins used to gather at my grandmother’s trailer, a [...]

My Only Christmas is a Marketed Christmas

Christmas starts earlier every year. We know that. As technology improves and competition increases, businesses have pushed Christmas up. This year, for the first time that I have seen, Christmas was pushed up before Thanksgiving. I can’t remember how many stores had Christmas items for sale, and nothing promoting Thanksgiving, but I do remember it [...]

How to Lose Fat by Running

By Jason M. Ivarson Want to know how to lose fat by running? Then take a couple of minutes to read this article. There are a few things you can implement right away to sky rocket your weight loss success with running. Here they are. 1. Bursts This is what you do. When you run, [...]

Driven By Desire

In recent years, I get terribly excited as summer ends. I love summer, the long days, the warm weather, the relaxed, vacation feel the days have. But summer is just an appetizer to the time of year that really excites me. Hunting season. For me, hunting season starts at the beginning of September and lasts [...]

The Market Is Like An Auction

I was ten when I went to my first auction, an actual stone and mortar building that looked like a converted garage. My father and I sat down in brown metal bi-fold chairs with our number and waited to bid. It was an estate auction and the newspaper had mentioned a very large baseball card [...]

Sparks by Ahmed A. Khan

Ahmed A. Khan’s incredible range is apparent in this collection of fifteen stories. Tweet

Cheap Feasts That Taste Good

It is easy to cut back on some expenses. We can cut back on how much alcohol we buy, or the clothes we buy, or our movie club memberships, but it is hard to cut back spending on food. We need food to survive and we like it. At least I do. Hey, we eat [...]

Planned Splurges

Did you know having a plan can save you money? What does a plan do? If you don’t have a plan for your money, it will disappear. And it will disappear to the places you have the least discipline. Most of us think that getting a raise will solve our problems. Unfortunately, whether we get [...]

Life is a Parody

By Norman A. Rubin (When you look into a mirror you do not see your reflection – your reflection sees you. – Japanese proverb) Something weird had happened in my life a few years back. A strange man in his elder years moved into my house. He just entered with bag and baggage without even [...]

A Traveler Is Born

By Bus Goldberg Travelers grow and evolve over a period of time. The desire to experience different things, new cultures and places is a very strong motivating factor for a traveler. He looks forward to his next adventure and to exploring a new destination. When a traveler stops traveling, a certain part of him dies [...]