Archive for the 'Finance & Fitness Fridays' Category

Finally Free

Friday, July 31st, 2009

  What a feeling!  I’m finally free of credit card debt.  I’m not debt free yet, but no more credit card debt.  I no longer use that ugly, little piece of plastic unless I need to purchase via the Internet.  And then, I only use it if I already have the money in the bank […]

Disappearing Credit Card Debt

Friday, July 10th, 2009

  It’s almost gone!  I’ve been running into the mainland to put in an extra shift for the last two weeks and have more lined up.  The plan is to pay off the credit card by the end of this month.  It’s not the last debt, but this brings it down to two.  By the […]

Our National Debt

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Watch this YouTube video to see how fast we are racking up our national debt.  Can you count that high?

A Time For Courage

Friday, June 19th, 2009

  April 15, 2009, the Lubbock TEA Party was held.  It took two months for me to discover Dr. Donald May, who delivered an outstanding speech on the courthouse steps in Lubbock.  His masterful delivery dominated the event.  As usual, the news media didn’t bother to include this.   It’s been much too long since we’ve had […]

With Love from Russia

Friday, June 12th, 2009

There is a must read article in the English edition of Pravda, the Russian newspaper.  How ironic that the Russians see what very few US citizens see.  We are quickly sliding from a free market society into Marxism.  The Russians know the dangers in following this path.  The article stated, “Prime Minister Putin, less then […]

Only 345,000

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Yep.  That’s what the job loses slowed down to during the month of May.  I received a news alert from both The Washington Post and The New York Times telling me about the sharp reduction of job loses last month.  Tell that to the 345,000 who lost their jobs and all the other jobless folks out […]

A Note of Importance

Friday, May 29th, 2009

I just read a thought provoking post at The Babbling Brooks.  It stated some disturbing comparisons.  Obama promised us change.  I think most people don’t have a clue as to just how much change he may have planned.  Even with all he’s changed all ready, too many still don’t see the big picture of where […]

NIMBY Update

Friday, May 29th, 2009

It seems that some people do want Gitmo detainees in their back yard.  Hardin, Montana has a state of the art prison sitting empty since it’s completion two years ago. The city borrowed $27 million in bonds to build the 464-bed Two Rivers Regional Correction Center, but it has yet to house a single prisoner. […]

For the Micro Traveler

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

I’ve found the ideal hotel for a seaman on a limited budget.  It’s actually a good place for all travelers, but after spending ten years at sea, these hotels give me the “just like home” feeling.  It’s the micro hotel and two examples are The Jane Hotel and The Pod Hotel The Pod Hotel offers […]


Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Engagement is always an interesting topic for women, but this is a special engagement.  The Office of Public Liaison has had a name change to the Office of Public Engagement.  Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Christina M. Tchen, Director of this new office, hosted a round table discussion at Stitch DC, a local yarn […]