Finding The “Big Magic” In Our Lives

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The writer Elizabeth Gilbert is on a roll. She had a mega hit with Eat, Pray, Love and her TedTalk titled Your Elusive Creative Genius has had over ten million views. I wasn’t extremely impressed the first time I watched it. Maybe it was my mood, or perhaps I was not ready to receive the message, or … [Read more…]

Congress Should Create the Junior IRA

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My cousin and her family recently deserted Long Island for Wake Forest, North Carolina. This was the first time in nearly 10 years that Mrs. Groovy and I celebrated Christmas with them, and we decided to mark the occasion by getting each of their two small kids a gift card. But soon after we purchased … [Read more…]

What Will I Do With Myself In Retirement

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On the wall by my refrigerator hangs this chalkboard. It shows the number of months remaining before Mrs. Groovy and I assert complete control over our time. Come the end of 2016, we will ditch our jobs and join the ranks of the retired class. Having an extra forty to fifty hours a week to … [Read more…]

How To Become A Luck Magnet

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Legendary Hollywood producer Samuel Goldwyn purportedly said the following: The harder I work, the luckier I get. Now whether Mr. Goldwyn uttered this line is beside the point.* The point is that someone saw a connection between effort and good fortune—those who sat on their arses the least were the ones who got visited by … [Read more…]

A Jewish Wife’s Perspective on Christmas

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin As a kid, I was always lonely around Christmas-time. Growing up Jewish, I felt I was sitting on the sidelines of a major event celebrated by the rest of the world. Oh, my family lit the menorah and we exchanged gifts for Hanukkah, but Hanukkah just isn’t Christmas. Then there … [Read more…]