Just a little bit more…


I have enough money to last me the rest of my life unless I buy something.

American comedian and actor, Jackie Mason, was born on this day in 1931.

And thus, we have our prelude into the weekend job, and the weekday job, and the weeknight job.

I’m not alone. It’s just that, in this house at least, our blessings are a little more expensive these days.

Not to worry. There’s a plan.

We’re in the process this summer, however, of simplifying things. Need a box of junk we haven’t used in 10-15 years? It can be yours.

In fact, we’re getting right on that cleaning out the garage, and the attic, and the shed project…right after we get home from the weekend or the daytime or the weeknight job.

Time and money. That’s all we need more of. Right?

I mean, so we can spend more and say yes to more projects.

That’s our tendency anyway, isn’t it?

They say that if you want something done, give it to a busy person.

I don’t know who “they” are, but they sure do meddle a lot in life.

What’s in your basket? What’s on your to-do list?

Does it involve things you’ve said yes to, or typed in that little three-digit security code to purchase?

Life seems more complicated than it should be.

We need things. We have to do things.

Do we? Really?

Wouldn’t we all be better off with a little less stuff to manage, or move around the garage? Wouldn’t we all be better off if we didn’t rush from the day job to the next meeting or the next rehearsal or the most convenient ATM?

We all know that’s true. We just struggle with the best way to get there.

Right now, I could use more weekend than I know that I’m going to get. After all, I’ve still got three episodes of House of Cards left.

But, I’ll get things done. Because I’m a busy person. Right?

Let’s make a deal. Between now and next Friday, let’s all find at least one thing to take off of our list. Meet me here and we’ll talk about it.

Little steps. We didn’t get this busy or build up these expenses overnight. We won’t simplify things overnight easier.

But we can make a promise to move in the right direction.

See you next Friday.

But, don’t forget to stop by Monday through Thursday. I’ll be here.

American composer and lyricist, Cole Porter, was born on this day in 1893 (died 1964). My first venture on to the “real” stage was in Porter’s Anything Goes way back in high school. Who knew where it would lead me, and who knew I’d be brushing up my Shakespeare this month?


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