Self-Education

Why I Don’t Use Twitter

When I came back from Vietnam the conflict was unpopular.  Emotions were high and veterans of the conflict were easy targets for that anger.  It was especially hurtful because the reasons we were there were not entirely clear.  Were we fighting...

If Only – Part 3 (three-part series)

The best mentors I ever worked with sat with me, shared their knowledge and experience and didn’t make promises.  The worst either wanted me to find deals for them with the promise of a fee, or they just wanted $10,000 of money I didn’t have (with the advice to...

If Only – Part 2 (three-part series)

When I came back from Vietnam the conflict was unpopular.  Emotions were high and veterans of the conflict were easy targets for that anger.  It was especially hurtful because the reasons we were there were not entirely clear.  Were we fighting...

If Only – Part 1 (three- part series)

The best mentors I ever worked with sat with me, shared their knowledge and experience and didn’t make promises.  The worst either wanted me to find deals for them with the promise of a fee, or they just wanted $10,000 of money I didn’t have (with the advice to...

Changing Hamster Wheels

I spent the better part of a day researching the idea of getting a real estate license.  The idea came up because we are planning on moving to a much smaller community in Oregon.  Being a real estate agent carries a degree of status in that community. ...