we make a dying at work so we can live it up on the weekend
Duke Augustus writes: Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Revised and Updated for the 21st Century by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez sparked the modern simplicity movement. It remains one of the pre-eminent sources for how to create financial freedom by separating your needs from your wants. This is not a get rich quick scheme. It is the progeny of Thoreau’s On Walden Pond. The Harvard-educated Thoreau freed himself from the business world by by taking the extraordinary measure of changing his life from pencil manufacturer to squatter. Dominguez and Robin suggest a less drastic change by helping you re-direct your prosperity from consumer driven wants to enough wealth to stop working.
The publisher describes the book as: Continue reading Book of the Week: Your Money or Your Life
Duke Augustus: Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos) by Woody Guthrie. This song was chosen from Duchess Susanna’s copy of Rise Up Singing . This poem was written by Guthrie in response to the 1948 plane crash. Over 60 years later, we are still fighting the same battle. Ten years latter, Martin Hoffman wrote the music. Pete Seeger and Woody’s son, Arlo, have popularized the song. Unfortunately, the racist attitudes in this song are as common today as they were when they were written 60 years ago.
This is video is a little shaky, but worth it to hear Arlo explain about how his father wrote the song: Continue reading Peace Song of the Day: Sunday 7/17/2011
In case you would like to know…
Today, Prince William and Duchess Catherine arrived in Calgary, Canada.
Prince William wore a blue suit. Kate wore yellow as she arrived in Calgary.
And, more importantly for our fans…
The Duke and Duchess of Peace were too busy with their day jobs to post much.
Today, Duke Augustus wore a black shirt. (The Duchess told him he looked like Johnny Cash).
And, Duchess Susanna wore purple, patterned capris. (Long Island, New York was hot and humid today.)
We are planning an upcoming post about the controversy of the Calgary Stampede.