A weird way to spend $40 that’s guaranteed to make you happy

This wasn’t going well. “You want to do what?” asked the waitress. “I’d … like to pay for that guy’s lunch”, I said, pointing to a 50-something dude sitting in the corner. “Do you know him?”, she asked. “No, I’ve...

Kids and money

My experience with dumpster diving

There have been a couple of times in my career that I’ve come across a subculture. The first was right back when I began: people who would write to me about my … feet. Yep, that’s a thing. Some people...

Family and legacy

Who You Should Have Voted For

Happy new financial year! Actually, the start of the new fiscal year won’t be that happy for everybody. I’ve always thought that politics was showbiz for ugly people, and the weekend’s non-election had more twists and turns that an episode...