Category Archives: Surviving Tough Times

Making SNAP Judgements

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers —Blanche DuBois Skimming Bloomberg’s Website for the national news, the man spots an article on Spanish Lakes Homes, a mobile home park he vaguely recalls passing while driving down to Palm Beach recently, on his way to shop for Cole Hahn shoes at … Continue reading

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On Where We Find Ourselves (I Think)

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1. For everything that happens in the universe one can readily find reason to praise providence, if one has within oneself these two qualities, the ability to see each particular event in the context of the whole, and a sense … Continue reading

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Charles David Roth, 1906-1971

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The word was, he once owned an elephant. It’s a plausible story, given his fine sense of the ridiculous. It would be the thing a bachelor living in Asia during its heyday would do. More interesting is how he got from the … Continue reading

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On Starting Something

On the matter of how to spend the weekend: You could spend it reading Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest eggs of American Workers, by Ellen Schultz, who, over a number of years of digging through SEC and IRS … Continue reading

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Trumping Uncertainty

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You think you’re above average (we all think we’re above average). For argument’s sake, let’s say you are. More, you’re brilliant, generally regarded as tops in your field. Will that save your bacon if your “field” implodes? Are you prepared to function in the … Continue reading

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