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The Happy Greed Of Summer

August 5th, 2009 · No Comments · entertainment, lifestyle, transportation

I try to not be crazily greedy in the summertime. But it’s difficult, after the many months of rain and cold and dark you get living so far from the equator.

Summertime is not about a greed for things or possessions. Summer, at least for me, sparks a near-manic greed for experiences, the experiences I [...]

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Bear Stearns: The Money-Drunk Empire Builder

March 18th, 2008 · 2 Comments · money, simplicity, sustainability

When I was on Amtrak’s Empire Builder train heading east to Glacier last fall, I met a friendly mortgage broker in the lounge car as we clackety-clacked through the Gorge. We chatted (a longtime habit of mine).

“My industry made loans to people who were in no way ready to buy a house,” she said. “It’s not ethical. You should form a relationship with people who can’t yet

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