Blog : General

On Markets

When a real estate market is slow, the fundamentals matter. The price per front foot, price per square foot, of the land, not house- this is…

Trust

I took my car in to be fixed. The mechanic was nice enough, the dealership shiny and large. Emblems and logos, everywhere. I normally sit in…

Ban Photoshop

I admit this morning to being distracted. In front of my office at this moment there is a giant backhoe, digging out random sections of Gene…

Of Loyalty

A marriage can really only work if both parties have some leeway to say things that the other person may not like, without fear of devastati…

Still Summer

Some would say that winter starts when the first snow flakes flutter to the ground. Those who say that would be wrong, because we all know t…

Honey Bees

When you buy a lake house, you should be prepared to buy the things that need to fill that lake house. I’m not talking about couches, …

Toys

Before that day I had never known of the word: Revo. I had heard of other words and brands, like the normal ones that you hear when you̵…

Dinner Time

The guests had been treated to four straight days of sameness. Blue skies in the morning, blue skies in the afternoon, and blue skies into t…

Blues

The weather, they said, was delightful. On a Monday it was sunny, with skies so blue it was difficult, after some time of gazing, to imagine…

Vegemite

A long time ago, I frequented a chiropractor who hailed from Australia. He was a good chiropractor, as far as that goes. Looking back, IR…

Classifieds

FOR SALE: One Lake House

Lightly used, near perfect condition

Well, that’s not entirely true. We have owned this home for two years, an…

To Renovate

Often, when someone buys something that’s ridiculously overpriced, they point to the price that the seller paid when the seller was th…

Parenting

I do not remember having any bit of input into any singular plan during my youth. This was true whether the decision should have involved me…

Vacations

The vacation is an odd creature. When I packed my bags last Tuesday night, I initially packed neatly and diligently, orderly and smartly. Th…

Gone Fishing

I have never really taken a vacation. I doubt most working people ever have. I leave town, sleep in a different bed, eat breakfast at restau…