Hey, anyone still there?

Hey, anyone still there?

So, um, yeah…we’re still here. Sorta. In our last post, I did say that we might be posting a bit less as we entered back into the school year, but I didn’t expect to go more than a month without writing here. Since we began This (sorta) Old Life nearly two years ago (on Oct.(…)

Short hiatus

Short hiatus

The last week has been challenging. It brought a new job, a serious health issue, a death, and a trip out of town to visit family. In other words:  fear, sadness, indecision, nostalgia, regret, worry, joy, anticipation, hope, loss, and gratitude. A rich, complex mix. Sometimes, a person just needs to retreat for a bit,(…)

“No” is the new “Yes”

“No” is the new “Yes”

This is a post about passion, dreams, painting–and economics. Yes, economics. Specifically, the economic concept of opportunity costs. As Investopedia defines it, an opportunity cost is, “The cost of an alternative that must be forgone in order to pursue a certain action. Put another way, the benefits you could have received by taking an alternative(…)