It has been a trying year for everyone and, unfortunately, we are not out of the woods yet as Covid-19 continues to ravage the world. Although we will not be able to gather together in familia it is important to remember that keeping your distance this year ensures that next year you will be able… Read More Merry Christmas 2020
I wish you and your families a wonderful Labor Day 2020! I hope you enjoy these cartoons courtesy of Cagle Cartoons.
Downtown Orlando has been dead for about six months now. It used to be a vibrant and active community with office workers in the daytime and party goers at night. Restaurants abounded everywhere. Now, restaurants are few and people are scarce. Downtown Orlando has become a ghost town. The Houston Chronicle reports the same for… Read More Covid-19 Killed Smart Growth
We tend to look at the disruption caused by the pandemic in terms of our personal lives and economic realities. Many parents are dealing with how their children will be attending school. Some are looking at online schooling for the rest of the year while others are trying to figure out whether to commit to… Read More Covid-19 Disrupting More Than Life, Businesses And Schools
In yesterday’s post I posed the question: are we taking advantage of the time we have been idle the last few weeks because the pandemic forced us from our jobs? In that post I described what a passive income is. In today’s post, I wanted to share my personal experiences with passive income. Years ago,… Read More What I Learned About Passive Income from Covid-19
Passive income is often a controversial topic because there are many shysters peddling get-rich-quick schemes based on the idea of getting paid for doing nothing. Others argue that passive income is only for the rich. Most equate passive income as income derived from rental properties or financial investments. But often overlooked is the passive income… Read More The Passive Income Economy and Covid-19
Let’s take a quick break from the doom and gloom of the Corona Virus pandemic. Today, I just want to share a few cartoons to, hopefully, bring a smile to your faces during these chaotic times. Enjoy these cartoons courtesy of Cagle Cartoons. I will return to my regularly scheduled posts tomorrow. Be safe!
Many Americans remember the Alamo as the beginning of the Anglo take-over of land occupied by Mexicans. There is ongoing debate about what caused Texas to proclaim independence from México. Among the fiercely debated issue is the part that slavery played in the quest for independence. What is not debatable is that the Alamo led… Read More When Mexicans Forced the Texas Rangers to Surrender
Happy New Year! That is my wish to you and yours. May 2020 deliver to you all the happiness your heart desires. It has been restful end of year clearing my head from the politics of 2019. But it is time to get back to work. Expect a new post tomorrow. But for now, I… Read More Happy New Year 2020
I just want to take this opportunity to wish each of you a Very Merry Christmas if you are a Christian and if not, wish you the very best celebration of the season in which ever way you celebrate. I also want to thank you for taking the time to read my musings this year.… Read More Merry Christmas 2019
I want to wish each of you a wonderful Thanksgiving Day full of family, friends and food. The three Fs are never wrong! I hope you enjoy the cartoons, courtesy of Cagle Cartoons:
A few weeks ago, I shared with you that I am starting a new phase of my life by starting to explore my ability to work off grid and prove my thesis that creatives are the future the workforce. As you are reading this, we are on our first off grid adventure for the Thanksgiving… Read More I Am Off Grid
I hope you enjoy the following cartoons courtesy of Cagle Cartoons:
A few posts ago I posted an introduction to Adventum, (link) a new quest that I am embarking upon. I discussed that I was starting a mission to prove that the future of industrialized labor forces is those that create. As I posted – algorithms, computers and robots cannot take jobs away from those that… Read More Change Is In The Air
Adventum – to come, to arrive, to develop and advent – those are some of the English translations for that Latin word. It can also be used for “adventure”. I have been in Orlando for a little over eight years now, having left El Paso in late 2011. I have lived in several cities over… Read More Adventum
Back in July (link) I wrote that I had just purchased a new Jeep, a Jeep JLU to be exact. As the salesman told us, I purchased a “Lego”. True to the Lego designation I have been busy customizing my Jeep. One of the customizations is a dash cam video. Orlando drivers have yet to… Read More The Border Bandit DashCAM
Happy Labor Day! I hope you enjoy these cartoons courtesy of Cagle Cartoons.
Want to know when the decline of America began? No, it wasn’t Donald Trump. To understand the decline of America you need not look further than the Almighty Dollar. Yesterday was the Fourth of July holiday. It was a time to gather with family, eat burgers and shoot off fireworks. Supposedly it is also time… Read More America Hijacked by Almighty Dollar
Enjoy your 4th of July Holiday and be safe! Here is a cartoon from the people over at Cagle for you to enjoy today:
Yes, I know that fast food is not good for me, but that is the reason that I like it. Fast food is designed for low price and fast delivery. That is why it is important to make sure I get the freshest food possible. For years I’ve been hacking my fast food experience by… Read More Hacking Fast Food
We interrupt today’s regularly scheduled podcast and blog post due to a knee the size of a watermelon. OK, maybe not a watermelon but big enough to warrant some time off. Seriously though, today’s podcast is delayed until next week. I hope to return back to my regular schedule tomorrow. I apologize for the inconvenience… Read More We Interrupt Today’s Podcast/Blog Post
I never truly understood the significance of Groundhog Day. But, as I understand it, tomorrow is Groundhog Day. All I know is that it should somehow signal how soon the cold spell will end. Well, all I know is that it is too cold, even here in Orlando and I can’t wait for a heatwave… Read More Tomorrow is Groundhog Day
Happy New Year! ¡Feliz Año Nuevo! I just want to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful 2019. May all your wishes, dreams and hopes come together for you in 2019. I’ll be back tomorrow with more posts about the politics of the border.
As 2018 ends, I want to take this moment to thank all of you. I want to thank anyone that has read or reads my musings. The fundamental success of my blog are the readers who take the time to read my posts. You and your fellow readers give me the reason to continue my… Read More Thank You For Your Support in 2018
Today I just want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. If you do not celebrate Christmas, than I wish you Happy Holidays. If you happen to not celebrate at all, then I wish you a wonderful day full of joy. The spirit of the Christmas holiday, as those of us who celebrate it understand… Read More Merry Christmas 2018!
It has been years since the last time I saw a chop mark on American money. Last week, I was intrigued to find them on Twenty Dollar bills. Not one, not two but almost $500 worth. I was surprised for two reasons. The first is that I hadn’t seen them outside of Asia. The second… Read More Chop Marks of Twenty Dollar Bills
I wish you all the best this Thanksgiving Day! I will be back tomorrow with another post. For now, enjoy these cartoons from the people over at Cagle Cartoons:
I first saw this bicycle about six months ago. It caught my attention because it was early in the morning and it looked a little out of place. Over the months I saw the bicycle slowly lose its parts. It is next to my office, so each day I witnessed the bike slowly lose pieces.… Read More This Bike Has a Story to Tell
The most important lesson I learned from my businesses is that it is very expensive to acquire new clients and very easy to lose existing ones. I learned that it is much better to keep my existing clients than to get new ones. But it seems that greed, ineptitude and outright parasitic business models is… Read More Business Ineptitude
Wishing you the best this Labor Day 2018! Enjoy these cartoons courtesy of Cagle Cartoons. See you back tomorrow with more border politics insights.
I like Nissan cars, so much so that I have owned two Rogues and two Jukes. We currently have a Juke. Recently, however, we’ve had to reconsider our two small cars, the Mini Countryman and the Juke because Landon loves to fish, and the cars are too small for his fishing gear. I’ve been looking… Read More I Will Never Buy Another Nissan Again
I grew up with the metric system and although I have been exposed to the English system for most of my life, it still irritates the hell out of me that the United States refuses to convert to the metric system. There are only three countries that have not adopted the metric system as its… Read More The Stupid English System
Today we just need to set aside political strife and look inward towards what makes all great. No matter what we believe in, we need to take a break from arguing, debating and fighting. I am a Christian and as such, today is a day that I believe should be spent on celebrating the birth… Read More Feliz Navidad – Merry Christmas 2017
Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you know that there are two major news media talking points, the tax reform package about to be signed into law and Bitcoin mania. Bitcoin is cryptocurrency, or digital currency that exists as a mathematical (algorithm) equation that is processed via a computer device. Unlike the Dollar… Read More Bitcoin Mania
Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last few weeks, you have likely noticed that sexual malfeasance will be the defining moment for 2017. Funny thing is, that American’s have a love-hate relationship with sex. When I lived outside of the United States, it was assumed that American girls were promiscuous, and that Americans… Read More Sexism and Sexual Harassment in America
These last few weeks have been really strange. I’ve seen a lot and have lived through a lot in my lifetime. To be sure, I’ve had an exciting life, especially when aircraft are involved. As a pilot, I try to live on a plan – knowing what’s going to happen between point A and point… Read More Rocket Man
Well, we still don’t have electricity which means the Internet is cellular based, which is slow and sporadic at best. Without electricity I need to carefully ration my use of the tablet and smart phone. For that reason and because I’m living the post Hurricane Irma life in Orlando, I thought I’d share my experiences… Read More Post Hurricane Irma Quick Notes
Today, I figured I’d put aside my dislike of Donald Trump and the choices made by U.S voters and focus instead on wishing you and your families a wonderful Fourth of July holiday. I’ll get back to Trump and hateful politics tomorrow. But, for now, I want to wish my U.S. citizen friends a happy… Read More Happy Day of Independence
On Saturday, as I was getting ready to watch the México-Russia Confederations Cup futbol match, or soccer for the uninitiated, I noticed Javier “Chicharito” Hernández praying before the match. (By the way, México beat Russia 2 goals to 1!) I had seen Hernández pray frequently before soccer matches, but this time it reminded me about… Read More The Dichotomy of U.S. Christianity
Today, Americans will gather far and wide at neighborhood bars, backyard barbeques and all points in between to celebrate an important Mexican holiday – well, kinda. The date does indeed have historical relevance in México (more on that later) but the reason it’s become the iconic U.S. celebration of all things Mexican is that it… Read More How Cinco de Mayo Became A Yankee-Doodle-Dandy of a Holiday