The boys are playing Upward soccer this year, and seem to be enjoying it. It's a great way to learn basic athletic skills and sportsmanship.
Thursday, March 03, 2011
A Little Background On Me
You could begin by reading about how I got into debt. Or you could fast-forward to the Spring of 2008. I found Dave Ramsey and his message immediately struck a chord with me. I had heard his name before, seen his book, and had actually seen him live AND had an autographed copy of his book, but had never really paid attention to what he was saying. Meantime I had a self-imposed deadline of getting out of debt by the year I was 40. I turned 40 in December of 2007, and it hadn't happened yet. In the spring of 2008, I rediscovered Dave Ramsey, and began listening to his radio show.
Monday, February 28, 2011
In an attempt to prove I could produce, meaningful, heartwarming content I wrote about the adoption of our two sons. The blog took a decidedly parental tone after that because I realized that people would rather read about personal, emotional, and spiritual things than random posts about me playing online poker or stuff plagiarized from other sites, etc etc.
To quote a movie that was VERY important to me in the early 90's-
"What's the blog about?"
Does it have to be about ANYthing? It's more of a vehicle for me than you. If I can make you laugh or think... that's good enough.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
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Food Consumption in America
The average American consumes a LOT of food and beverage over the course of a year. Just how much, you ask?
How The Average American Uses Energy
In the United States, we take light switches and electrical sockets for granted.
But how many of us know how much electricity we’re using throughout the day, the week, or even the year?
Or even where it comes from?
Cost & Effects of The BP Oil Spill
This is a visual representation of just how much the spill was costing BP (and the rest of the world), in May 2010.
Choosing a Certificate of Deposit (CD) vs. a Savings Account
There are several key factors to take into consideration when deciding between a certificate of deposit (CD) vs. a savings account.
There are also a number of different types of CDs to choose from, depending on what the customer’s specific needs for the money will be.
How Much The Average American Spends on Entertainment
It’s no secret that America loves its entertainment, from movies to music to video games. Just how much do they spend on these things every year?
The Republic of Facebook
It’s impossible to ignore the immensity of Facebook, its users, and how much money is involved with it.
Here’s a look at some if its statistics, and how Facebook would look as its own independent economy.
How Much Does It Really Cost to Raise a Kid?
Just how expensive is it to raise a child? The answer is shocking!
How The World Spends Its Time Online
Millions of people across the world are constantly connected by the internet. Here’s a look at what everybody’s doing when they’re in front of their computer screen.
What BP Could Have Bought With All the Money They Lost
Obviously BP has lost a lot of money on their whole oil spill fiasco, but here’s a different perspective on just how much money that is.
Healthcare Costs Around the World
The United States spends more on healthcare than any other country in the world, but has high rates of infant mortality, diabetes and other ills than many other developed countries.