Selling Laptops on eBay

October 24, 2009

Thanks for asking, Paul. It has been going well but busy as always. I’ll write about it in a blog update today.

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A Day Off

October 19, 2009

I’m taking a day off from work, and am catching up on my emails and internet browsing.  I’ve got an inbox full of emails for different websites, products and blogs that I’ve been meaning to read and follow up on, so today is my chance to catch up. Long-time readers know that I became deeply […]

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A New Look

October 18, 2009

Ever since vaporizing three years of posts a couple months ago when upgrading to WordPress 2.8, I’ve been planning to change the look of my blog.  I liked the last theme, but i tneeded some work to really make look good and I just don’t have the time to do it. Dawn over at Frugal […]

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Catching Up on Finances

October 18, 2009

Another dreary, rainy day here in Brooklyn.  I have taken advantage of the weather by staying in and catching up on my finances.  I don’t know about other people, but I seem to spend an inordinate amount of time at the computer tracking my finances.  I use Quicken 2007, and track just about everything I […]

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A Winter Meal

October 17, 2009

It’s the middle of October in NYC, but it sure doesn’t feel like it.  It’s been in the low 40’s for the past three days, with a cold, raw Northeast wind.  Winter doesn’t usually start here until after Thanksgiving, but we’re getting an early dose. I took advantage of a couple rain-free hours this morning […]

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When It Rains It Pours

October 10, 2009

About a month ago I wrote a post lamenting how hard it has become to find inventory for my Amazon book sales.  Well, about two weeks ago I was at a dinner where the person next to me knew someone who had a friend who was cleaning out her apartment and was complaining about all […]

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Vacation Over

September 20, 2009

Things have been dark at Midlife Beginnings for three weeks now.  I’ve been out of town and off the grid.  Well, not quite off the grid, but off the Internet, that’s for sure.  My partner M. and I took a nice long vacation in rural New Brunswick Canada, of all places.  My parents have a […]

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Summer Vacation

September 1, 2009

After a Summer of working hard, I’m finally taking my annual Summer vacation. It feels great to kick back in my garden and just watch the breeze stirring the trees, silhouetted against a bright blue sky. It’s been unusually chilly in Brooklyn for the past few days, a welcome treat in August. In fact, I […]

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Cheap Transporation in New York City

August 24, 2009

There has been one thing that has been bothering me tremendously this Summer.  And that is the price of renting a car.  I live in Brooklyn, and owning a car here is incredibly expensive.  Between maintenance (city streets are rough on a car), insurance (easily $2500 a year, even if you have an excellent driving […]

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A Trip to Brighton Beach in Brooklyn

August 8, 2009

The weather has warmed up over the past week, and it finally feels like Summer here in New York City. I walked out into the heat of Midtown Manhattan after work around 5pm a couple days ago, and made the spontaneous decision that it was time to finally go out to the ocean for the […]

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Renewal

August 2, 2009

Losing something can free you from the past. After thinking about it for a while, I’ve decided that the wipe-out of my blog might not be such a bad thing.  I’ve written some good posts here, but I’ve also written some very personal posts, personal enough that I always worried about certain people reading them, […]

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Technical Difficulties

August 2, 2009

I just managed to wipe out my blog — 3 years of posts — vaporized! I received a warning from WordPress that I MUST upgrade my WordPress account from 2.0, as this older version will be decommissioned soon.  So I followed the instructions, went to my admin page, and discovered that all my posts had […]

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