Giving From Nothing

by Bill on July 28, 2014

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Poverty is Man Made

by Bill on July 23, 2014

Poverty is not only man-made; it can also be unmade. To do so takes work, dedication and an honest belief in yourself.

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The Forgotten Physical Consequence of Negative Thinking

June 16, 2014

Like many other under achievers out there, I tend to slide into negative thinking many days. What I need to remember is that what I think can also come true in my physical person. Doom and gloom leads to physical depression as an example. Stressful thoughts lead to physical pain; in my case, the nerve […]

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Try Supporting Small Business and Rural Living in Small Communities

June 11, 2014

Back on Sunday I read a story in a local paper about a guy running for governor of New York State, Rob Astorino. He made a visit recently to the area to stump for his campaign. His whole speech, according to the article found here, is about how fracking will help the economy in a […]

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Who Really Makes Minimum Wage – Another Opinion

June 9, 2014

Here’s a post I found on Facebook that hits home a message I’ve found true too often. If you don’t believe it, go ask the workers at Wal-mart or Dollar General how old they are. Then kindly apologize for your ignorance about minimum wage workers. Post by Economic Policy Institute. Like this:Like Loading…

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Entitlement is Not Entirely Dangerous

May 16, 2014

There is a general feeling in many parts of society where those who feel they are entitled to something are looked down upon. While this can be true, there are also examples just as common where entitlement should be given and is required for survival. Here’s my take on this. Why the Hell Does Entitlement […]

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Stuck is a State of Mind

February 26, 2014

Seth Godin has some really good posts often; and I found one from 2011 that is no exception. As usual it stuck to a point I can relate to. It’s about being stuck and how to find a way out of it. Which of the four are getting in the way? You don’t know what […]

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Damn It I Need That Nickel

February 17, 2014

  How bad is it when you actually worry about your dog chewing up a nickel deposit bottle? I mean all the pup wanted was something to chew on. At first I saw the bottle and took it away thinking “damn it I need that nickel”; but do I? Did I really need that bottle […]

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Living on Nothing Because You’re Supposed To

February 12, 2014

Authors Note: this is an unpaid op/ed piece I wrote for the Ithaca Times newspaper which appeared on February 12, 2014. I’m a newly minted public assistance escapee. In other words, I gave up playing their game and decided it was best trying to work out life myself. Why? Because the hoops and barrels you […]

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Underearning and Making a Run for It

January 20, 2014

I wrote a post prior to this about having a B-rated life. With the analogy of how B-rated movies and their lower values and expectations could relate to your life. Today you get tips on how you can “make a run for it” to a better life if you think you are an underearner. Survival […]

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