Do you have an aspirational dream or some bucket list wish item, that you really want to do? Yet, in your heart, you probably accept that you won’t ever really do it. Like BASE jumping? Sky diving? Directing a movie? We all have dreams that will probably remain unfulfilled. There just aren’t enough hours in a day. Also, as responsible
Do you know what a timeshare is? It’s a mysterious word that most people have only heard about but may not know its definition. You might have heard the phrase in 1980’s sitcoms as a plot device. Someone would invite financially struggling characters to a timeshare and then get into a problem that took a half hour to resolve. A
I hate the feeling of money burning a hole in my pocket. In my youth, before I worked for a living, I never understood what that saying meant. I appreciate what it means now, however. I work hard for my money. What is the harm if now and then, I spend my own hard-earned money on useless items? That’s the
I used to write various travel and recreation-related columns. One column that I was particularly proud of was called, “The Occasional Cocktail.” In this column, I would write about and review lesser known cocktails, mixed drinks, and all things related to mixology. I would experiment with new cocktails and share the experience. Moreover, I like introducing readers to drinks they
Over a decade ago, I lost everything. I lost my job in academia. Also, I experienced a big breakup from a long-time relationship. Then, I lost my apartment and was homeless. I asked my elderly mother if I could move back home for a while. It was one of the most humbling, shameful, and most humiliating experiences of my life.
I loved flying on airplanes when I was younger. Then, something weird happened to me. I got older and my infatuation with flying slowly evaporated, and it’s all about practicality now. As I have gotten older, I find that I don’t enjoy flying all that much anymore. I am now just all too aware that I am in a pressurized