- Some Thoughts on the Utter Hell of Air Travel – with a particular shout-out to Delta
- Target – No Place for Bananas and a Larger Lesson in Frugal Living
- Why DO so many women support Hillary Clinton? (Part II)
- So why DO so many women support Hillary Clinton?
- Secret “Shame” of the American Middle Class?
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Category Archives: Myth busters
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
Man, did I ever strike a nerve with my post that questioned whether a Toyota Prius really accomplishes significant, or any, savings in the long run. The post elicited a number of comments from a generation of Prius lovers who … Continue reading
Some thoughts on the Myth of American “Exceptionalism” and why I am not proud to be an American (and I’m not even a left-wing nut job)
Recently Fox News’ Megyn Kelly made headlines by interviewing Bill Ayers, one of the many controversial figures from Barack Obama’s past. Ayers is a former member of the Weather Underground Organization who, even at the ripe, wise age of 70 … Continue reading
I recently lost a second neighbor from my cul-de-sac to the utterly silly mythical belief that they had “outgrown the house.” It kind of shakes me up because both of these homeowners were persons whom I considered fellow followers of … Continue reading
People often wonder just how much money they can save by purchasing a Toyota Prius. With the Prius’ famed EPA fuel consumption estimates of 51 miles per gallon city and 48 highway, everyone believes it is not a question of … Continue reading
As I mentioned in the last post, motorcycles, for all their glory, are pretty disappointing when it comes to fuel economy and savings. When you consider their small size relative to cars and trucks, motorcycles, by and large, stink at … Continue reading
With each new surge in gas prices, a frequently asked question is whether motorcycles offer substantial savings in fuel consumption. The related question is whether motorcycles have a place in practical frugal living. The questions make sense enough. After all, … Continue reading