Archive for December, 2010

Snow Coasties – There Really Is A Difference

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

  My coastal friends often needle me about my fly-over state sensitivities, and rightly so. The issue sometimes becomes more of a cause than an observation for me, and that's always a dangerous slipperly slope. However, in my defense, I offer this tweet by Lance Ulanoff, Editor in Chief of PC Magazine. Interesting Idea: ...

What we’ve really been up to

Monday, December 27th, 2010

  The views were impressive looking out of the mansion, across the expansive lawns and down to Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean spanning the western horizon. I don’t think I ever knew how many rooms were in the place. More rooms than Steph has shoes, of that I’d wager confidently. But, ...

The Seekers

Friday, December 24th, 2010

Back in 2004 I wrote a holiday message about our Christmas tree titled The Seekers. It turned out to be one of the most popular essays of that era.  Since then, it's turned into a bit of a holiday tradition, with old friends asking early in the holiday season if I'm going to post it again. As I ...

How to Reduce Taxes by 40%

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

There's a lot of heated political rhetoric about taxes these days, particularly U.S. federal taxes. Some people want to abolish federal taxes. Just about everybody would like to pay less federal taxes. I think it's safe to say that everyone would like to see federal tax dollars used more efficiently. I don't ...