Archive for June, 2011


Tassie: Shopping anyone?

While in Tasmania last week, we stopped by the Salamanca markets.  It took my wife, Marieta, about 10 seconds to discover these markets were on every Sunday in the downtown “Salamanca” area of Hobart.  So, our Sunday was planned. I enjoy going along to such events because I can usually get a good feel for […]

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USA property: Not now? Then when?

I just read an article imploring folks to stay away from USA property right now. I found the article very interesting. Not sure I agree with the assessment, but very well written and very compelling. Now my question is  this, “If this is not a good time to buy property in the USA, then when […]

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How’s Tassie?

Glad you asked cause I just got back from my first visit.  And, I can sum up the experience by saying it was much better than I expected. I guess that’s why you need to go someplace before you can really have a valid opinion. For instance, when I hear people say things like, “I […]

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Why are you going to college?

That’s one question I dreaded many years ago when I first attended college (university).  I dreaded the question because the truth was a bit embarrassing. You see, I had no idea why I was attending college. It wasn’t even my idea.  It was my parents idea; my high school teachers’ idea; my friends’ idea. I […]

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Should Failure be a good word?

Why does the word failure get such a bad rap? If failure is so bad, so negative, so damaging, then why is it that most successful people have used it to propel themselves to success? Could it be that failure is “part and parcel” with success? Could it be that without failure, there’s no success? […]

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