$ Money $ Post 1: Provenance


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Welcome to the first post in the new $ Money $ series I mentioned last week!

Today we will discuss the provenance of money. During your reading of this post, you will discover (or remember) who invented money.  Before we address those ideas, however, let’s think about how a society worked before the invention of money. Continue reading


A new series: $ Money $


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Love it or hate it, money is a part of modern life. Some people want nothing to do with it while others can’t seem to get enough of it. Still others are content living paycheck to paycheck while others might be the millionaires next door with nothing (visible) to show for it. Continue reading

Fact or Perception?

There comes a time in everyone’s life when …. wait that sounds so cliché’! Is it true? Is there really a time in EVERYONE’s life when something-something. Upon pondering that thought a bit more deeply than I intended (having just finished reading the heart-wrenching book My Sister’s Keeper), I do indeed think this axiom stands. Continue reading

Anniversaries of the Heart

Kept by ourselves in silence and apart; The secret anniversaries of the heart.

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The end of a 12-month period is never so marked as the one infused with emotion. Life. Death. Re-awakening. Anniversaries in the forms of births, marriage, and death earmark the years. Lest we forget, even the months count for these occasions. Continue reading