This is one job that requires a good recipe.

Working the Gig economy. I often read in the newspapers ideas for generating extra income by working various odd jobs. Working a gig. Driving an Ober, dog walking, online tutoring, picking up and delivering restaurant meals, etc. Often supported by downloaded smart phone apps or downloading Zoom on your laptop. There are hundreds of jobContinue reading “This is one job that requires a good recipe.”

It was easy money. One bottle at a time.

Los Angeles 1952: The start-up. We were partners in a recycling business. And when I say we I mean my partner Donnie Shorts. My new best friend who moved here to our neighborhood from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. What we did discover early on was that we both needed money. Money is what would enable and fundContinue reading “It was easy money. One bottle at a time.”

This is not a partisan wish list.

I am almost sure we can agree on a few things. Easy access to affordable healthcare being one. Reduced inflation being another. I would like a few potholes filled in and some wider roads here and there. Most teachers would like a pay raise. Do we agree on these things? So how do we getContinue reading “This is not a partisan wish list.”

Less product for more money.

Shrinkflation. What is it? I generally am not litigious but I very much would like to sue the fashion industry. They too have jumped on this “shrinkflation” concept. Reduced product size but selling at the same old price. As you might have noticed with other consumer goods that they are becoming less in size orContinue reading “Less product for more money.”

Only five-cents for a bottle of dark deliciousness.

The big red machine. It was big as a Frigidaire refrigerator. But with one exception. It wasn’t white like the one in my mom’s kitchen. It was a bit bigger but very red. Often found outside on the curbing around a gas station. And scribed across its front in large white lettering was ‘CokeOfCola.’ TheContinue reading “Only five-cents for a bottle of dark deliciousness.”

How to get less for the dollar.

They call it shrinkflation. Ever hear of it? It’s when a packaged product is reduced in size or weight but sold at the old price. No price reduction but quantity reduction instead. For a recent example you probably have noticed a roll of toilet paper has become a half inch narrower but sold at itsContinue reading “How to get less for the dollar.”

Lets do a little A and B’ing.

So, let’s compare. Let’s compare party policy or as they use to say, platforms. Comparing what Republicans want from an election and their candidates versus the Democrat proposed policies or party platform and their candidates. Look this up from a credible source or call your respective party or candidate to verify. This is policy andContinue reading “Lets do a little A and B’ing.”

The next time I eat out, I’m bringing my own food.

Eating out has become more complicated. With the pandemic taking toll on restaurants, servers, back room crews, and worst of all tipping; all of this tosses a very big wet blanket over everything. Causing the hungry and in some cases the ‘food-preparing-inept to’ stop and think twice before eating out. Because of the pandemic someContinue reading “The next time I eat out, I’m bringing my own food.”

Maybe I could stop paying taxes as well.

Paying Taxes. I have filed taxes since I was seventeen. However I am tired of paying taxes for the rich. My tax money has been used to pay for filling potholes in my little town and to buy M-1 Army tanks and railroads for America. Taxes also used to build vast ribbons of Interstate highwaysContinue reading “Maybe I could stop paying taxes as well.”

No need to go to the ER.

It has never been understood by others and myself why corporations and large businesses resist in helping to establish government sponsored health care. Medicare works quite well so why not have Medicare for all? It would take away such a heavy costly burden from businesses with hundreds enough thousands of employees. Just the administration andContinue reading “No need to go to the ER.”