Taking the Long Road

I Feel Like I Betrayed Her

Black Beauty Is Gone...

.... long live Snow White.

I've had a relationship with Black Beauty for some 15 years and it has been a great relationship. She's always been good to me, and I've always been good to her.

Silvrback blog imageI strove to keep her clean and well maintained. In return, she has made us look good together and been a reliable partner.

In sum, it's been a . . .

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March 12, 2023

Launching a Small Online Business

Introducing My New Book

Ok, for a bit of shameless self-promotion, I wanted to drop a quick line to let those who don't know already that my new book is available on Amazon. In fact, today you can pick up a Kindle ebook version for FREE. Tomorrow, it will jump to 99 cents and move up from there.

You can go directly to the book from HERE.

Also, stop by my . . .

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March 08, 2023

Social Security and Medicare Bankruptcy

Gross Mismanagement Is Not a Myth

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Discussions of the imminent bankruptcy of Social Security and Medicare come around at least once a year and along with it my blood pressure goes through the roof. The latest article I read was triggered over the Biden - Republicans' spitting contest on who wants to axe these programs. You can find the article here.

I've tended . . .

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February 14, 2023


Surge Pricing Silliness

Silvrback blog imageWe had an interesting experience when we returned to Fort Smith recently from our six-week trip to Mexico, which we abruptly ended in four days. I may talk about that story some other time, but today's short note revolves around surge pricing.


Yeah, surge pricing. It's also called demand or dynamic pricing which is increasingly . . .

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January 26, 2023

Taking Risks Is Risky

When Are Investing Decisions Good or Bad?

Silvrback blog image"Wow! That title has all the makings of being unhelpful," you might have thought upon reading it.

Yes, I selected it to be Mr. Obvious and true at the same time.

The fact is that there are few things in life worth having that don't require us to take a chance; that is, take on some level of risk.

All that means is that decisions . . .

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January 13, 2023

Life Is What Happens to Us....

"Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans."

Silvrback blog imageI read this quote again not too long ago and it again caused me to stop for a second and think. I've heard it any number of times and it has always struck me as worthy of remembering, though I didn't do anything with it including actually pondering its meaning for me.

So, . . .

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September 25, 2022

Time Is Finite Now

Age and Our Sense of Time

"Your time is finite now." Actor Michael Douglas

We humans are an interesting lot. Today I'm thinking about our relationship with time. How we think about time.

The opening quote by Douglas was taken from an interview a couple of years ago when he was talking about his sense of time at then age 74.

We often hear someone say . . .

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August 17, 2022


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