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When my mother died, I kept only a handful of her belongings — some costume jewelry I’d always loved, two highly-utilitarian crockery soup mugs, a single decorative glass chicken (from her four-score collection), Richard’s old-school-roll-up-with-a-crank tape measure (since I didn’t already own a length-quantification-device), and one seriously freaky-looking wicker monkey that hung in-my-bedroom-then-on-her-sun porch (‘cuz…

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Living In A Tin Can

Well, well. You’re shopping for an RV that will comfortably accommodate year-round-on-the-road live/work/travel? Then please allow me to direct your gaze toward la ligne du bas. (That’s French for “the bottom line.” Oui, it is.) Once you hit the road, nearly every sentient being you meet is gonna ask (and I’m talking within the first…

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Living In A Tin Can

The most important choice you’ll make as a full-timer is picking a lifestyle-appropriate rig. This isn’t just some fun-bus you’ll take on one weekend trip then leave in the driveway. It’s your HOME, for fuck’s sake! And although a rolling residence (hopefully) won’t set you back as much as a plot of land, you still…

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Big Girl Business Panties

Entrepreneurship is a lot of work, much of it pretty damned hard — and anyone who tells you otherwise is suffering from a terminal case of pants-afire. On the flip-side, I’ve never encountered a single law that requires “challenge” to be unenjoyable. In fact, my experience falls more along the lines of Teddy Roosevelt’s “nothing…

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Organized...And Then Some

Me: So tell me now why you’re keeping this set of encyclopedias from 1983? And designer sheets for a size bed you no longer own? And a dozen different half-empty-decade-old containers of makeup? Client: Well you see, it was all really expensive. Me: You don’t actually use any of it, though. Right? Client: Not for…

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Living In A Tin Can

I was chatting with a couple yesterday — while waiting for the start of a live Hunger–Games-style-kill-or-be-killed theatrical performance, only with video game characters like Mario and Link and Donkey Kong. (It’s fair to say that we gypsies do meet people in the strangest places!) Anyway, I listened with great patience (and a solo cup…

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Big Girl Business Panties

Entrepreneurs freaking love a challenge. Like we’re genetically-programmed that when we see an oh-my-god-you’re-gonna-break-your-neck-and-splatter-your-brains-all-over-the-sidewalk-impossibly-high wall — we immediately start scaling it. You know those kids who ALWAYS took your dare? That was us. Why else would someone choose to wear fifteen different hats at once, continually put themselves in a position of “I’ve-no-idea-what-the-hell-I’m-doing,” and willingly…

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Organized...And Then Some

Growing up as I did with a depression-era-hoarder for a parental-unit, my childhood was filled with incomplete projects, not-yet-fully-realized ideas, and I-swear-I’ll-find-a-good-use-for-it-one-of-these-days stuff — every bit of which mi madre promised she would eventually transform into something amazing. Unfortunately, most of it never happened. Then time ran out. After Pearl’s funeral, I spent three months…

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Living In A Tin Can

You know the time is right for something to happen when you’re suddenly bomarded with a cascade of fall-from-the-sky-and-land-unexpectedly-in-your-lap opportunities — and this was sure-as-hell the case as I made my decision to hit the road full-time. (In fact, I ended up with some pretty grody-looking bruises that made folks think I’d either been assaulted…

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Big Girl Business Panties

Entrepreneurial-noobs are always asking what skills they need to succeed at self-employment. I tell them a-touch-of-OCD-paired-with-a-healthy-lack-of-fucks doesn’t hurt. They laugh — but I’m totally serious. Now before your thong gets all twisted up and you start screaming accusations of politically-nowhere-near-correct-insensitivity-toward-the-quote-unquote-mentally-problematic in my face, allow me to clarify. (Yeah right — like that little intended-as-a-joke-but-destined-for-widespread-offendability euphemism…

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