The Housing Downsize Challenge

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To paraphrase the immortal Chico Escuela, “Housing has been berry, berry good to me.” In 2006, at the height of the real estate boom, Mrs. Groovy and I sold our one-bedroom, one-bath condo on Long Island for $340K. Since I bought that condo eight years earlier for $70K, and since Mrs. Groovy and I didn’t … [Read more…]

Wanna Start A Business? Good Freakin’ Luck!

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Sometime ago, I happened upon Anthony Bourdain on CNN. He was driving through Detroit with a buddy and observing the damage wrought by global trade, short-sighted unions, and decades of inept government. Detroit’s a mess. Here’s a picture from a blog that uses Google Streetview and Bing Streetview to chronicle the ongoing demise of the once mighty city. … [Read more…]

Being Half Mustachean Ain’t Too Bad

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My brother, Brother Groovy, is a very curious fellow, and lately he’s been on a self-sufficiency kick. He wants to buy land in the country so he can build a little house, grow some food, and raise some chickens. He’s also exploring the feasibility of powering his little country house with solar. Since the idea … [Read more…]