Freedom Thoughts

Happy 4th of July 4th of July Eagle at the Lifeimitatesdoodles blog On this day that celebrates America’s independence let’s remember that borders, walls, fences and checkpoints reduce independence as much or more than they protect. A Wall Street Journal...

How to Profit With Labor

Look for labors of love.  Today is the Labor Day holiday in America.  Happy Labor Day. I love writing and also laboring in my garden. Many small business owners love Labor Day and all holidays because business slows down and they can do extra work and get caught...

Ride the Wild Horse

The logo at our farm in North Carolina is the Wild Horse Spirit. This spirit can help you on this wild ride, in politics and economics, that’s bucking us along right now! I carved this slice of maple and it sits at the farm’s entrance. Entrance to our farm...

The Perfect Pension

Your own business in writing can be the perfect pension.  Fun, fulfilling. Profitable. This shot was taken of me working… at researching a book I wrote about Ecuador. When this type of activity is work, who needs retirement or a pension?  This kind of job is the...

Earning Beyond Illness & Injury – Part IV

Here’s how to beat hidden health care costs that go beyond the hospital.  There are so many ways to create extra income using words… in print, paper or electronic… spoken, in person, recorded… audio… video… in ads, in editorial,...