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 →
I am also a writer. A front-end developer. A gardener. A small-town Alabama kid just trying to figure out whatever it is that that folks are supposed to figure out on this journey. Welcome to my little home on the web.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Pieces of my journey, pursuing my passions, and my transition from working at WP Tavern to a new role.