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Seven Recipes that are Flour Free

Since the fit is in, there are many people who are on a “gluten-free” or “flour-free” campaign to make sure that they are not eating them anymore. Or there might have been times when you start panicking because one of your guests whom you have invited over the dinner is allergic to wheat and you […]

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Salmon Avocado Kale Cups

I have been on a kick of making sure I had three things in my breakfasts: Vitamin C, Potassium and Omega 3. On the other days I accomplished that by having and orange, a banana and a small piece of salmon. On a Sunday: I got fancier. I made cups from red pepper, kale and […]

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Break Some Eggs

In December of 2014, I said, “I’m going to talk about rebuilding my life.” I also said, “I’ll do this over the next six months.” 2015 happened. But more than that happening, there was the reality of trial and error applied to a real life.

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Pride and Poverty

I have a few days left to play out my month long sprint towards $10k of income in a month. I can already tell three things: Our household got close to hitting its goal of $10k. I cannot earn $10k per month There is a better way Our Goal is Close I said at the […]

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The Complications of Week Three

Into my third week, billables are kicking out. I have my regular gig and a new gig as a Drupal developer for a local tech manufacturing company. The gigs alone won’t get me more than two-thirds of the way to the June Spring goal of $10,000. The side work could close the gap, but that’s […]

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Income & The Boogaloo of Week Two

Eleven days into this one month pledge. Where does the big plan and the sprint sit: there’s progress.Did I think this month was going to be filled with wonder and magic? No. I figured it would be a month of focus and the less definable universal alignment of wishes and results. Income Incoming On June […]

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The Road to Prosperity

I made the commitment on last week to bill $10,000 in the month. A couple days in, let’s talk about what have I done? Optimize I signed up for 17Hats. My partner and I poured through the workflow processes they have available. We are building our own workflows to handle interest, prospect management, quoting, issuing […]

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The June Sprint – My Goal Is To Rake In $10,000

The Rebuild has been underway for about three years now. It’s going somewhere, but the results of this process are still blurry to most onlookers. At times, this process looks foggy to me. This needs to be fun and engaging, otherwise someone like me could get bored. What alleviates boredom? A game. In the month […]

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Building Walls and Keeping Walls From Being Built

We were four months into our renovation project. By the four month mark, nerves are frayed. The whole house is in chaos: covered in drywall dust and splatters and paint. All of our time goes into renovations. We need to get it done, clear up the dust and get our lives back. The players in […]

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Who, What, Where?

Three questions and I am putting them to myself. I will do a part 2 and part 3 of asking these same questions every couple months.   Who are you? I don’t know. I was a son, but I am no longer. I was a husband, but I am no longer. I was angry too […]

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The Nadir

The stormtroopers have the Rebels. Vader has Luke on the ropes. The Death Star’s shields are intact. All is not going well for our heroes. But things turn around. The darkest moment gives into the brightest dawn. Is that how this works? All of my credit cards are maxed out. My income is about $1000/mo. […]

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Tuning The Unified Field Theory of Awesome

I have a number of goals. I liken this to the unified field theory. In physics, there is the unified field theory: that gravity, electromagnetism, strong and weak forces can combine into one display of– of everything. My health, my finances and my happiness are tied to each other. They tug on each other. When […]

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