Current

The current era is just the time frame that I’m living in now. Eventually, these posts will be dropped into a more specific time era when I move on to the next phase of my life.

RSS Feeds and a New Perspective on User Experience

Last week, I received an email from a visitor to the site letting me know that my “Subscribe” link was broken. As a blogger, this was one of those “Code Red, OMGWTFBBQ” moments. I wanted to fix it quickly so all three dozen of you who subscribe to my RSS … Continue reading →

How To Snack Without Blowing the Budget

In Poor Man’s Soup and the Path to Financial Freedom, I went on (at length, I might add) about how little I spend on groceries, leaving myself plenty of cash for other financial pursuits. I don’t buy a lot of snacks because I’m not a big snacker. Generally, I much … Continue reading →

Vroom...Vroom...Vroom...

As I begin writing this post, I am mere hours away from paying off my 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. Exactly 2 years and 17 days after signing the finance papers, I will fully own my car. Of course, I’ll have to wait a few weeks for the official title … Continue reading →

Poor Man's Soup and the Path to Financial Freedom

On social media, I have routinely posted my grocery hauls every week for the past couple of months. Far too often, I hear folks in my circles complaining about rising prices, and I wanted to do something about it in a non-preachy way. So, I simply share how little I … Continue reading →

Saving and Spending on Entertainment

Did you know that I don’t pay for cable/satellite? Nor do I subscribe to audio, book, gaming, or TV streaming services? Yes, you read that correctly. These costs add up rather quickly if you have more than a couple, and they should be the first to cut when trimming fat … Continue reading →

2022-2023 Network TV Schedule

It is nearing one of my favorite times of year once again: autumn. With plans to reprogram my outdoor OTA antenna this afternoon in anticipation of the upcoming network TV season, I thought it was time to share my to-watch schedule. If I’m being honest, I didn’t make it far … Continue reading →

Buying My Freedom

A lot of folks in the U.S. got some really great news this week, myself included. President Biden announced $10,000 worth of student loan forgiveness and $20,000 for those who received a Pell Grant (a program for low-income students) in college. Unless there is some fine print I’m missing, I … Continue reading →

Warrior

Sometimes art just takes you wherever you’re supposed to go, kicking and screaming if it has to. This painting turned out nothing like I had planned, but I am happy with the result. This was my first attempt at a portrait painting. I began by laying down a sketch with … Continue reading →

Abstract Stripes

I had a lot of fun with this painting. The goal was to experiment with new techniques and to see how specific colors worked together. I primarily painted this with cardboard containers that my cats’ canned food comes in, using a technique of pulling four colors down the canvas at … Continue reading →