Fascinating Fraud (and a Contest!)

I’ve lately come to realize I am fascinated by fraud. This came to my attention while discharging my continuing education requirements for 2016-2018. As previously confessed, I am a Certified Public Accountant. Though I haven’t worked as such for years, I persist in...

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Farewell, Good House, Farewell

This Wednesday we became the owners of exactly one house. The payers of exactly one set of utility bills. The maintainers of a single one-third acre. It’s final; the sale of our house in Prescott, WA, has closed. It’s a bittersweet relief, having only one place to...

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Crossing a Different River

Sometimes, I’ve done the same things twice, but differently. As Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher born in 544 B.C. said, “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.” Since I’m a woman I can’t be the same man in any...

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Old Dog, New Tricks

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks (whoever “they” are). I’m not the oldest dog on the block, but I’ve roamed the earth long enough to be set in my ways and comfortable with established routines. New Trick Number One Moving is a great way to shake things...

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In Other Words, Playing with Words

In other words; expressed in a different way; that is to say. Thank you to Google’s online dictionary for these phrases. The meaning of “in other words” is clear, but what about the words themselves? For this important research I’ll visit my 1976 edition of The...

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Of Compound Words and Things

The past two months have been full of unusual activity- -buying a house, working toward selling a house, traveling west for Mom’s 75th high school reunion. The only writing I’ve accomplished during this interval is the weekly blog. This week, at last, I’ve returned to...

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