Welcome to 2011

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Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay is so good, I am recommending it for anyone who can only stand to read one book about the current economic situation–or for anyone who has found other books and articles about it too hard to understand. This is very readable, not the kind of book that causes brain meltdowns.

Unintended Consequences, Part 1

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Unintended consequences can be the hardest kind to live with. We all cause consequences we didn’t intend. Sometimes they are bad. Sometimes they are good–I do now live abroad, which I wanted to do someday, and it is every bit as much of a growth experience as I hoped it might be. But we owe it to ourselves and everyone around us to think about what we caused. When we cause something bad that we didn’t mean to do, we should learn from it and try not to do it again.

Thanksgiving Blessings

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If you are in the States, please eat some extra turkey and dressing for me. We take it for granted in the States (and Canada), this ritual of getting together with people we care about once a year to simply … Continued

A Wide World is a Terrible Thing to Waste

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To paraphrase a great advertising campaign, a wide world is a terrible thing to miss. Go find out more about some corner of the world other than your own. Don’t take someone else’s word for it–not even mine. There’s no substitute for experience. Add to yours.