Rearview Mirror

You know, there are many things in life that we take for granted until they are removed from us. I doubt very many of us even think much about the rearview mirror in our car(s) beyond making minor adjustments to it as required. However, should you lose that rearview mirror, I bet you’ll learn just how much you use it…

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Rants

Why I Don’t Have Pets

I’m not an animal hater by any means. If you have a friendly dog, I’ll pet it. Ditto a cat. Of the two, I would say I’d rather have a cat than a dog, because unless you have a large yard, the dog needs to be walked. The cat doesn’t have to be walked, since it does its “business” in…

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The End of a "Rich Man’s Tax"

On April 25, 1889, the United States Congress declared war on Spain, thus starting the Spanish-American War. Since wars cost money, politicians immediately look to raise taxes to pay for the increased expenditures. As such, Congress passed a tax levy on the 1400 “rich” Americans who owned phones. This tax levy added 1-cent to the cost of each telephone call…

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Surgery

It is hard to believe that nearly a year ago, I had my severe bloody nose which landed me in the hospital and found me with nearly $10,000 in medical debt. Well, this continues that tale since I now have decent insurance and could get surgery done on my nose. Back then, it was determined that I had a deviated…

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