The simple answer is to save money every month, with compounding interest, starting when you're very young. Save money every month You might have heard the phrase "pay yourself first". I wish I had paid attention to this from my very first job. I could have put back $100 every month, easily. Even when I… Continue reading How to retire
It's really not that hard, if you have all the right parts. And if you make sure you're in a safe place, clear of traffic going by. And if you have a spare tire. Also, just so you know, you're going to get grimy. No matter how careful you are, your clothes will get grimy… Continue reading How to change a tire
If you are in 1982, watch MTV on your living room cabinet television that's all wood exterior, with your big brother. Be enamored of cool and strange music videos, and slightly puzzled by the extra-sexy videos. You can also flip through the family record collection and listen to the stereo with the great big giant… Continue reading How to listen to music
I love-love-love bookstores. I can spend a significant amount of time in even a big-brand bookstore. But, give me a cool, twisty, old bookstore? I could LIVE there. I never voluntarily leave those bookstores; I always go because someone expects me to come back. On this last trip to Denver, we revisited a bookstore that… Continue reading From the mixed-up shelves of Ms. Jen P Frankweiler
Tell me a story, she said. Okay, he said, after a minute. One time I ate a person. You fucking what? Well not a whole person, but seriously. I mean, I guess you would say I ate people-meat. You're gonna have to tell the story a lot faster if you want me to stick around.… Continue reading “Conversations I could have had”, episode 1
by Eric McCown In a vampire city in japan they were all relaxing in their homes when the radio said an earthquacke is going to srike the city in ten minutes. Ten minutes came, an earthquacke that measured 8.10! Buldings collapsed, highways, pipes, and piplines are destroyed!!! Churches fell on the road. Clocks on clocktowers… Continue reading The Trembling Surprise
The world has come to a cataclysmic end. The few survivors of the pandemic are very, very disappointed at the lack of zombies.