Monthly Subscriptions – Stop the madness – Go Yearly

Monthly Subscriptions – Stop the madness – Go Yearly

The Problem. Not sure how it crept up on me, but recently I realized our family is spending a small fortune on monthly subscriptions. Software, services, insurance, entertainment, fitness, and on and on it goes.  A couple of dollars here and there over time can add up to significant dollars on an annual basis. These … Read more

Parenting – Our 15 Year Old’s First Concert – Tears for Fears

Our son will be 15 in a few weeks. As parents, we want to make sure he’s exposed to all the right things – including live entertainment. He’s seen Hamilton on Broadway, The Beatles Love in Las Vegas, and most importantly, when he was younger he saw the Wiggles at the Oakland Coliseum (before they broke … Read more

The New Year – Taking Stock – New Year’s Resolutions
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The New Year – Taking Stock – New Year’s Resolutions

After Thanksgiving, New Years Day is my favorite holiday. It’s a day of high possibility as many reflect, take stock, and plot out the year ahead (or longer) often by including some New Years Resolutions. Sadly, most of these resolutions stop in just a couple of weeks. Why is this? You can quickly Google and … Read more

Christmas Wish List – 2017 – No More Lin-Manuel Miranda

Let’s get right to it, Jim Stalker’s Christmas Wish List for 2017 – what I want. People are dying to know, and after all, it’s all about me, all the time anyway! More political posts on Facebook! Missing all the divisiveness caused by the election. Let’s rekindle and keep it going! While we’re at it, … Read more

Rudeness Creep – Put Away that Smartphone!

Rudeness Creep – Put Away that Smartphone!

We all know that smartphones can provide maps and directions, a quick shot of information on virtually any topic (in the nick of time), and in most cities, they can hail you an Uber. They can take professional quality pictures. They can text. Most importantly, they can receive and deliver email, all the time, from … Read more

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