I don't have kids. I don't even have pets at this point. I have a job and a husband who freelances his music as therapy in assisted living centers. At work I maintain a high output of writing. He's never late for a show. Neither achievement seems very hard to us. We think we are … Continue reading Do we have any work/life balance?
Ever bought anything from an online marketplace? Walmart, eBay, Amazon? Chances are, the price you paid, one way or another, was affected by something called "retail arbitrage." Retail arbitrage is the process of someone buying an item from one place and selling it to you at a high enough margin for them to make a … Continue reading Retail arbitrage and how it affects you
Do you remember the Sears Wish Book? Sears does. That's why it reintroduced it online and in print for this year. You can read more about that here. However, the next week, Sears announced more Sears/Kmart store closures. If your town still has a Kmart, enjoy. Tacoma's seen one after the other vanish. Amid all … Continue reading That time when Sears was the everything store
It's time to cash in on the eclipse. Read more of my coverage here. And here. And here's a link to the story behind the photos.
If you're going to make a trip to an eclipse totality zone, say in Oregon, it's go time. Here is my article today on how to get it together. Madras, Ore., already is seeing the influx with a festival just outside town. The forecast is promising: "Intermountain West still looks like the best viewing conditions, but … Continue reading The time to decide is today
That's been my opening line to my editor for the past few weeks. Every other day it seemed I had something to write about the Aug. 21 eclipse. I could tell I was on to something when this story took off, and people kept reading it, even weeks later: My survival guide to driving to … Continue reading I’ve got an eclipse story …
Let's talk shopping. This is Alexa. Amazon's Echo. She's in our house, and we've never ordered a single thing from her. Yet. She basically is our jukebox, manager of our shopping list for the grocery store, and our household light switch, along with lawn watering timer. It feels too much to also order from Amazon … Continue reading Retail is having a moment