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Dumb Little Man

By Jay White

Never take “I don’t know” for an answer

I knew it was bad the moment it happened… Three months ago, I was running on a little trail in the woods nearby my apartment (yes, we DO have woods in NYC). I hit a muddy patch on the train with a steep downward slop, wiped out, rolled over my foot and heard a loud crunching sound, before being sent abruptly to the ground. It hurt like hell, but I made my way back home.

7 Pleasurable Ways to Improve Your Reading Ability

“There is a total incompatibility between the joy of reading, a vagabond experience, and the experience of reading in order to answer questions, and explain what you understood.” - Rubem Alves, Brazilian educator.

Brand New Site by Cranking Widgets

There are times in life when you decide “enough is enough“. This past week was one of those times.

Not until I let go of "us" and "them"...

...will the violence ever stop.

The Virtuous Life: Chastity

This is the twelfth post in a series about living Ben Franklin???s 13 virtues. CHASTITY. Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation.

Freelance Freedom #53

Use Raspberry Leaves to Make Your Own Herbal Tea

This is a guest post from my wife. I drink a lot of herbal tea, but until recently I hadn’t considered making my own.

Review: The Procrastinator’s Handbook

Each Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal productivity or personal development book.

Strawberry Fruit Dip: A Quick and Easy Recipe for May

This is a guest post from my wife. Oregonians have a thing for strawberries. After all, who doesn’t? But Oregon strawberries spoil us, and unfortunately, our season for local strawberry nirvana doesn’t really arrive until June, and even then it lasts but a few short heavenly weeks.

A year ago on Unclutterer

The landing stripWe come from work exhausted, often carrying our work bags, groceries, and the mail. A landing strip will help you avoid disorganization from the time you get home. Guest room clothing storageIf anyone has a guest bedroom in which they host friends and family, storage for your guest’s clothing may be an issue if they are staying for an extended period of time.

Making the Hard Choice

When I think back over my life, I’ve found that time and time again, the hard choices I’ve made were the ones that provided lasting positive change in my life. When I took the easy road, it didn’t have any impact - it was only the hard choices that really brought about change.

A One Touch Approach To Managing Household Finances

By Jason WhiteI did it again. I let a small utility bill slip through the cracks and got dinged with a $1.50 late fee. I know, it is only a $1.50, but since I'm on a daily mission to spend less and save more every little bit I have to pay in "stupid tax" gets in the way of success.

First Sprint Triathlon Completed! (Race Report)

I’m happy to report that I finished my first sprint triathlon this morning! I feel tired but really great. Here’s a report (was just posted on my training blog but thought you guys might be interested):

Best Friends and Working From Home

After placing the last plate in the dishwasher yesterday, I poured in the detergent, set the dial, and burst in to tears. It was not the chemicals or the hormones. Okay, probably a little bit of the hormones. Okay, probably mostly the hormones.

This Saturday: a happiness quotation from Aristotle.

“Men are what they are because their characters, but it is in action that they find happiness or the reverse.” --Aristotle