The Unloved Garage Sale

The Unloved Garage Sale

It’s amazing how many things we moved from Prescott to Walla Walla, not because we needed them anymore, but because time was of the essence. The miracle of the last few loads when moving is classic, the virtual throwing of things that don’t go with each other in any...
Fascinating Fraud (and a Contest!)

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...
Farewell, Good House, Farewell

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...
Crossing a Different River

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...
Old Dog, New Tricks

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...
In Other Words, Playing with Words

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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