Tag Archives: the financial system

The Cat and the Banana Tree

May 5, 2012 My cat, Little, was once an outdoor cat, roaming the yard, chasing bugs and birds and occasionally lying in the cool earth under the asparagus fronds as I worked in the garden. She and Bigger always had … Continue reading

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My Apologies

I’ve been wresting with trying to get the post up all afternoon. Will contact wordpress and see if we can figure out what is wrong. Hopefully I will have it up by tonight or tomorrow and will send out appropriate … Continue reading

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Another and An Other

March 24, 2012 This week, I’ve been thinking a lot about several different stories that seem to have little or nothing in common.  But, you already know that when I say something like that, it’s because I think I’ve found … Continue reading

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An Old Lady With a Cat in the Age of Collapse

March 10, 2012 Everyone knows that as people age, they tend to get confused about things. It’s just one of those dreadful realities about old age.  And I am no exception.  I am deeply confused, for example, about a number … Continue reading

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Sacrificial Lambs

February 4, 2012 Europe’s economy is in the crapper.  The American economy barely has its nose above the edge. The prospect of war with Iran dances along the rim, ready to flush both – and perhaps the entire global economy … Continue reading

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Gifting, Paying Forward and Other Ideas for the New Economy

January 21, 2012 Looking through the news this week, I see that the stock market here is up, growth in China is slowing, Greece may or may not be on the verge of making a deal on its debt and … Continue reading

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On Letting Go

January 14, 2012 The ways we humans kid ourselves never ceases to amaze me.  We actually believe that standing on a table at the edge of a cliff, dropping pennies in a jar while we saw the legs off the … Continue reading

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“Your Porch Roof Is Collapsing”

Back to doom, this week, my friends. December 31, 2011 Living in a 112-year-old house, no matter how well built, is a series of financial adventures.  Late fall, over a year ago, after the leaves had fallen from the trees, … Continue reading

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Insults, Insults Everywhere …

November 10, 2011 In reading through the news this week, it seems to have been a week of insults, great and small, both here and around the world. The actor, Alex Balwin, who was apparently removed from an airplane last … Continue reading

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Comfort Food

December 3, 2011 Winters always mean comfort food, to me.  A pot of vegetable-beef soup simmering on the stove (though in this economy it’s usually vegetable-hamburger soup).  Corned beef with cabbage, potatoes and carrots (again, with hamburger in this economy). … Continue reading

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