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Some Thoughts on the Utter Hell of Air Travel – with a particular shout-out to Delta

If you do not believe in hell, you have little experience with air travel.  Unfortunately, I have such experience, lots of it.  I know painfully, horribly well the cycle of disappointment, frustration, anger, and extreme physical and mental exhaustion that … Continue reading

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Target – No Place for Bananas and a Larger Lesson in Frugal Living

I’m usually a big fan of Target, and I go there often for groceries.  Like most people, I prefer to knock out all grocery shopping at once since it is one of those tasks I really dislike.  As such, I’ve … Continue reading

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Why DO so many women support Hillary Clinton? (Part II)

Last week I posed the question why would a thoughtful, responsible woman support Hillary Clinton.   Aside from the patent phoniness about her, the endless list of head-shaking lies, her red herring platforms, and the sordid, humiliating history that she and … Continue reading

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So why DO so many women support Hillary Clinton?

Oops, Donald Trump has done it again.  He has enraged the women voters by saying that Hillary Clinton “plays the woman card” and suggesting that she would receive less than five percent of the vote were she a man.  Aside … Continue reading

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Secret “Shame” of the American Middle Class?

There’s a good article appearing on msn.com today concerning the “secret shame” of the middle class.  Written by Neal Gabler for The Atlantic, it begins by revealing a surprising statistical find by the Federal Reserve Board: that 47% of American … Continue reading

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So What Are Quality Frugal Transportation Choices?

If you read this blog, you already know the importance of thinking it through in order to make a choice that is not only frugal but practical.  When it comes to transportation, for example, we see that motorcycles really do … Continue reading

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Myth Buster: Is a Bicycle a Practical Transportation Alternative?

A popular website that touts the virtues of simple and frugal living is Mr. Money Mustache. The site shares the philosophy of a thirty-something (maybe forty or so now) computer engineer who retired young and now lives the good life … Continue reading

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