Ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration, I’ve been asked by lots of people (OK, 2) what I think about his administration’s potential effect on U.S. household and government finances. So here goes. I consider myself pretty moderate, so hopefully this is a balanced look at things. ECONOMY & JOBS I anticipate Trump’s tax cuts, increased spending, […]
I Ran Out of Gas on the Highway on Monday
Last Monday, I step into the car to go to work. It’s chilly and dark. It’s drizzling. And I’m almost out of gas. It’s Monday morning all right. I feel like I have enough gas to get to work. It’s a bar gauge, so it’s hard to tell, but the last bar is only slowly […]
When Nora’s Car Died and I Rushed to Replace It
I was driving down the New Jersey Turnpike in our trusty PT Cruiser, straight off the plane at JFK airport. I’d come home early from a family vacation to return to work. I had drained my vacation leave. Nora, Pippa, and Grey and Nora’s college roommate Fiona were still in Hungary. Nora and Fiona both […]
Can a Christian Vote for Trump or Clinton?
I’m not a political person, but I seem to attract them. Maybe like how a porch light attracts moths. Nahh, moths are too gentle. More like how honey attracts bears. Grumpy bears that haven’t eaten for weeks. My cousin Cole is a super Trumpkin. He likes that Donald Trump is a non-traditional candidate that isn’t […]