Ellis Island Brown – What Ache Is In a Name?

What ache is in a name, what hidden loss, what forgotten history? In the US, you just never know unless you ask. Sometimes you don't know even after you ask. The vast majority here came from somewhere else in the generations past, and unless we have the story from our elders we don't even know … Continue reading Ellis Island Brown – What Ache Is In a Name?

Debt Reduction Experiment

I've started a debt reduction experiment. It's highly personal. Problem: Having trouble saving money, not getting any younger. Experiment: Each time I am just about to consider spending money on something, anything, I imagine myself homeless and carrying that particular thing down the street. Hypothesis: I'll spend less money. It would be a dull experiment if … Continue reading Debt Reduction Experiment