March 29, 2017

Picking Up Brass Makes Us $10 an Hour

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was toward the top of my husband’s list of places to visit, when we moved here. At the BLM office, he found out where it is legal to target shoot within driving distance of our new home. We target shoot ourselves, so this didn’t surprise me. The surprise was […]


I Have Rainbow Eyes

Ask everyone you know, “What color are your eyes?” I bet you know people who have hazel or rainbow eyes and you never even realized it. I didn’t discover my eyes were hazel until high school. A guy I loved was playing a song for me that he really loved, “Rainbow Eyes,” by Rainbow. This […]


I Reward Weight Loss with Clothes by Buying Used

I just lost 90 pounds. Part of what kept me from losing weight sooner was knowing I couldn’t afford new clothes. What fun would losing weight be if I had to wear the same old clothes only baggy and cinched up with belts? My solution was to buy used clothes every time my size changed. […]


Does your parents’ nursing home practice their religion?

Here are the shocking religious politics I uncovered while I volunteered at a dozen nursing homes last year, and what you can do to help counteract them so that your parents get the care they need and deserve. I am a born-again Christian. I hope any nursing home I end up in will support me […]


Internet Access: Live Without It? No Way!

Nowadays I won’t even look at a place to live, if it doesn’t have Internet access. I’m 48, so I remember when it was an option. Today, Internet access is a personal and financial necessity. I am on the Internet first thing in the morning and last thing before bed. On it, I make money, […]


How To Read Handwriting vs Printing

Many high-school students can’t read a round clock, so I am not surprised there are young adults who don’t know how to read handwriting, as opposed to printed writing. I am 48 and I was taught in the third grade how to write and read handwriting, which they call “cursive” in school. I have substituted […]


Attacked at an ATM

I knew better than to visit a walk-up ATM after dark. I was anxious to meet some friends at a trendy new bistro, though. I wanted to have cash just in case they didn’t accept cards. There was a line at the ATM, and it was on a crowded and well-lit city sidewalk. I was […]


Quillayute River; Quileute Nation Spelling

The original Forks High School’s front doorway was engraved with “Quillayute Valley High School.” I noticed this when I was a substitute teacher at Forks High School during the 1996/1997 school year. All my paychecks from there are from the Quillayute Valley School District. A new Forks High School was built in 2011. Because I […]


Back Into Parking Spaces

Let my eight years’ experience investigating the cause of car accidents assure you that backing into parking spaces or pulling through so you are parked front-end-out is the way to go. Videos at the bottom of this page demonstrate both parking techniques. Backing up is always dangerous. I avoid it when I can. If I […]


Other Driver Accepted Liability But Now They Deny It

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Ask an Adjuster Your Insurance Questions

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Ask an Adjuster Your Insurance QuestionsClaim your damage against your own insurance and let them subrogate against the other driver. Read on to see what that means. A reader writes: “A motor bike has crashed into me causing a lot of damage to my car. […]


Copyright © 2017 · TOS · Privacy Policy · Contact Us · FAQ · Log in

Site Design by Blue Newt Design