Every time we disparage the state of the economy and talk about the terrible state of real estate, we create a self fulfilling prophesy. It is my view that if we are positive, then positive things will happen. There are great opportunities in the market and it is time to stress the positive, and put a bow on it.
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It happens every day. Someone represents one thing but their agenda is different. Jealousy is a dirty word but even a worse reaction to success. I thought this only happened at work but I was wrong. I saw this recently in another arena. At my stage of the game, I am not interested in playing game...
I was really taken back observing the fire at Notre Dame yesterday. Such a beautiful and iconic building is so badly hurt. And yes I was reminded of the World Trade Center collapses. It is hard to comprehend, watch and deal with. I can not imagine how the French are feeling.We get used to loss a...
I have wanted to paint a metal top table I bought this winter. The top is white and I decided on a greenish color for the front, back, legs and drawer. This morning I finshed it and it is now drying in the garage while it rains outside. Finishing projects feels really good.
The weather was nice and I had company from New Jersey. Friends came and we celebrated my Birthday and did some antiquing. My friends buy and sell as well so that was fun. I ate out more than I ever do in such a short period so I am happy to be back on a normal schedule. It is fun to have a break...
Friday I turned 70. I have been taking stock for awhile now. I would never have imagined myself in my current place. It's funny how things seldom turn out the way we expect. Well maybe not funny. In any event, I'm OK and mostly happy but surprised. You can't predict the future, at least I can't. ...
It isn't always clear but it is always appropriate. Being careful means being aware. With awareness comes thought and if you are lucky....... compassion. I have come to understand as I have gotten older that yielding is often a really wise thing to do. Today everything is about winning, prevailin...
I have written about the bears in my neighborhood a lot lately. I have a neighbor who feds them and the wild turkeys that are on their property. The property is an old huge barn that was part of what was once the biggest home in the area. Now it is largely unkempt but lived in by a couple of sist...
I have been trying to paint an old table I found for a week now. The table is in my garage. I have been using it to store things all winter and it is too hard to bring in the house, so I have been waiting for the temperatures get warm enough to paint it in the garage. I'm hoping it gets above 50 ...
It has been a good and productive day for me. I accomplished most of the things I wanted to get done and am satisfied. I have a craving for Mexican food but I am at a loss because there is not a good place here, at least none I know of. Perhaps one day but until then I have to go in another direc...
Yes, it is hump day. Wednesday in the Berkshires is a senior day at the best Italian grocery store I have ever found. So I will be going to get my New York bagels, Sarotaga Spring Sparkling Water and some wonderful deli as well as fresh meat and fish. It's always a kick to get stocked up and enjo...