FOTD – Feb. 5, 2020 – Baby Orchid I got this set of orchids for my anniversary. They were a brilliant violet. Almost purple. I was surprised to see buds on the stalks so soon after getting them, especially because I haven't been very diligent about caring for them. Too much going on with house, … Continue reading FLOWER OF THE DAY: BABY ORCHIDS ARE BACK – Marilyn Armstrong
Fandango’s February Expressions #4 A fool and his money are soon parted. True. But you don't have to be a fool. You just need an internet connection and a minute of carelessness. Or the wrong router or a cellphone with a tidy back door. Or a worm deep in your root directory. Anyone can get hacked … Continue reading YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A FOOL TO BE PARTED FROM YOUR MONEY – Marilyn Armstrong
In my neighborhood, my right-hand neighbor hates cops. He doesn’t want to pay for them. The guy on the left resents school taxes. He never had kids. Never wanted them. He doesn’t want to pay for education none of his children will ever use. Meanwhile, down the road, that guy has a big powerful SUV. … Continue reading GOVERNMENT GAMES – Marilyn Armstrong
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Autumn Scenes Autumn is our season, though for the past two years, it has been abruptly shortened by unusually warm weather and far too much rain. Still, we did get at least a week or two, which is better than nothing.
It’s a long article, but worth reading. If we don’t get it together, the future looks bleak indeed. For all of us and maybe permanently.
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness … it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” — Opening of “Tale of Two Cities” (1859), Charles Dickens.
To borrow from Charles Dickens’ classic novel, it is the best of times in the United States.
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The U.S. economy — by all indices — continues to motor along. Unemployment across the board is at an historical low. Interest rates remain so close to zero that companies continue to invest in expansion, even if on a smaller scale than in previous years. Wages are higher now for most workers and as long as the stock market maintains its bulllish ways retirement accounts will stay healthy.
Ok, enough about the best.
It is the worst of times. See, no rose-colored…
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