A momentary sense of doom descended on all who were feasting at the table.
No, this story is not about someone who hunts mushrooms (a mycophagist). It’s about a joke that one of the most prominent mycophagists in America played on his friends — me included.
Jason* was a botany professor at the University of Vermont who summered in the Northeast Kingdom. In spite of us not having too much in common other than a morning tennis match, I’d like to think we became friends. His wonderfully supportive wife Bea*, who had her doctorate in anthropology, taught at the same…
I’m not going to tell you how to be a great writer or rich investor in this article. I’m neither!
Nooooo, unfortunately, I don’t hold the key to that vault. But I can relate to you some of the lessons I learned from graduate courses offered by the University of Experience.
As a writer for say — Medium, you keep in mind the rules that Medium requires for publication and you follow them.
You make mistakes, even the most seasoned of writers do. You then get the feel of what your strength as a writer can be on Medium. …
Please allow me to be fully disclosed: I don’t like getting wet. Make no mistake, I like to be clean but I don’t like the process. I always shower every day; sometimes twice, but I’m glad when it’s over and I’m clean and dry again.
When my son invited me over to the house that he had purchased a year ago (and had worked on along with a crew to totally rehab), I was anxious to see the new house with his wife and two boys settled in.
“And hey Dad, bring your bathing suit. I got the pool filled…
How many times in the past four and a half years have you heard that statement?
It’s been four and a half good news years. We truly have been living in interesting times: a Chinese curse.
Almost everyone I know has flipped off the TV remote at one time or another in disgust with: Covid, political wrangling, devastating storms, violence in our cities, mass shootings; please, stop me from going on.
Some would have us believe it’s not reported accurately — it’s Fake News!
“If it bleeds, it leads!” is an old news maxim. The theory was, people don’t listen…
Almost everyone I know is not doing what they learned to do in college! Why not avoid the bill and check out some high paying careers in which no college education is required. The lofty salaries may surprise you!
Does college play an expensive but unimportant role in your financial future?
In addition to shelling out an average of anywhere from $41,411 per year at a private college to $11,171 at a public schools ($26,809 for out of state scholars), students graduate with an average debt of $37,584.*.
I’ve seen electricial engineering majors find employment at the postal service, physics…
Are people mistaken when they feel the higher the university’s endowment, the better the learning experience?
Seems like there are points in every college graduate’s life where he/she has this classic debate: is your alma mater's football team better than all other football teams?
Once that’s settled there’s this question to be answered: which university has the highest endowment and does an institution’s wealth correlate with superior academics?
The definition of endowment according to acenet.edu>an aggregation of assets invested by a college or university to support its educational and research mission in perpetuity. …
No matter what I did, the little stinkers kept coming back. I had to fix this problem before my son and his family visit in a couple of weeks.
Critters are everywhere in Northern Vermont and yes, it’s a delightful prospect for the grandkids from New York City to imagine a “Peaceable Kingdom” awaiting them when they visit for a week every summer.
I kind of like that image myself. I do nothing to discourage it. …
There is over $58,000,000,000 of unclaimed funds waiting to be recovered in the United States. How much of it yours?
One in 10 Americans have money owed to them that remains unclaimed. No, these are not funds that are in dispute.
Not your deadbeat cousin who borrowed money for rent a year ago. You call and he’s not answering his phone with your area code his caller ID .
Not the cruise that was canceled because of COVID. The cruise line is giving you credit for a future cruise that you don’t even want. The moment is gone; the girlfriend…
Brace yourselves boys and girls by May 3, 2023 you’ll need a photo ID or drivers license with a gold star in the righthand corner to do things that you’re use to doing with zip now
They all have one thing in common — a mug shot of the bearers that almost everybody feels portrays them at their worst.
Would you date the person in that picture? Would you want to find yourself in the same room as that person?
Where have you seen that person before — maybe on a post office wall?
The other day I experienced what…
Lease, Lend and Live; a more comfortable alternative for many thoughtful investors.
Decades ago Edward McCaffery, a professor at the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law coined the phrase Buy, Borrow,Die because he noticed certain tax law doctrines could benefit the wealthy.
Relatively recent reveals multi billionaires like, Bezos, Musk, Icahn and the guy who’d love to be — Trump, paid little to no taxes for years. The phrase has become a mantra for investment advisors to the wealthy. …