Who Put That There?

Yesterday I joined a small army (so a platoon, I suppose) of good people who participated in the local portion of the Great American Litter Pickup 2015.  We were given a generous breakfast, provided with a picker-upper stick and a bright yellow vest, and sent out to clean […]

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My Marine

He’s not really “mine,” of course. Actually, he looks like he isn’t anybody’s right now. He’s someone who may be a transient or homeless or both, but I don’t really know for sure. I met him first because he stopped me when I was walking downtown. He looked a […]

Nothing is Certain, Except…

I long ago gave up trying to do taxes myself.  Even when they were simple, it wasn’t easy. Now that I have addresses in two countries, it’s ridiculous. Adding to the confusion and the abundance of acronyms, last year I had rental income from each address as well. Recently, I wrote […]

Passing Thoughts

That could be me.  That’s what occurred to me when I saw a news story out of San Francisco about a mummified body being found in a house. It turned out that the house belonged to a hoarder and the body was the remains of her mother—it’s a […]

Riddle Me This

When the tax accountant asked me to fill out form 8840, I was right on that. I can fill out a form like nobody’s business. I understand how bureaucracy works and I’m willing to jump through all the hoops.  No problem. I got together all the documents I […]