Archive for March, 2013


photo credit: psmag.com

I’m not sure when it was that I realized I was frugal; I’d always known my parents were, especially my father.  In fact, in my youth, I remember it being the bane of my teen-aged existence when I wanted to buy some exorbitantly priced piece of clothing  that was the latest fashion statement at the time.   A part-time job followed shortly after this time. Continue reading

Friday Thought

“Work is the curse of the drinking classes.”
– Oscar Wilde

Moving Abroad

London

London (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

Helen Rowland said “Home is any four walls that enclose the right person.” which aptly describes the new homes that many of the participants in my new addiction, House Hunters International. I have never lived abroad and am envious of those who have; the experience of being totally immersed in another culture, often in a different language is completely enticing.  And of course the benefits of a widened world view are also important; tolerance for different ways of doing things as well as appreciation when you return to home base for the way “we do it here” are not to be sneered at. Continue reading