Escaping the Affluentenza Epidemic

Escaping the Affluentenza Epidemic

My wife and I have been in Idaho for a little more than week as of the time of this writing, and it's amazing now noticeable the differences between California and Idaho are. I had a conversation with another transplant and she said she was glad to have escaped the Aflfuentenza outbreak. At first I thought she was saying influenza, but then she repeated it: “Affluentenza”. What is affluentenza and how do you escape it? Read on.

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California Leavin’

California Leavin’

All the leaves are brown and the skies are gray. No, this isn't California Dreamin', it's California Leavin'.

I have spent my entire life in California and what used to be the “Golden State” has morphed into something less valuable and less shiny. After years of consideration, my wife and I are packing our things and are leaving California for a better quality of life.

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3 Things to Consider When Going on a Road Trip

3 Things to Consider When Going on a Road Trip

I just got back from a fantastic road trip to Northern California including stops in San Francisco, Napa and Sacramento. Since this was my first ever weeklong driving road trip, I learned a few things as part of my travels and wanted to share so that you'll get the most out of your next road trip.

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Paper Fans Rejoice – Download FREE Paper Templates at Generated Paper

Paper Fans Rejoice – Download FREE Paper Templates at Generated Paper

Reams of Paper

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Having a design background, I have always appreciated paper from its different weights, its textures, and its colors. I also like anything that will help me with my productivity by saving me time.

In my web travels, I found an awesome site that lets me print out free templates on my favorite paper. How awesome is that? The website, GeneratedPaper.com has a wide variety of templates available for your printing pleasure. And even better, in case I haven't mentioned, they're free. The website touts having over 40 different template styles that are downloadable in PDF format.

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From Tragedy Comes Triumph

From Tragedy Comes Triumph

American Flag

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The explosions during the Boston Marathon cast a pall over what should've been a jubilant day at one of the nation's most storied sporting events. In light of the tragic circumstances of the day it is important to remember that from any tragedy we've experienced individually, or collectively as a nation, we always manage to rise up from the ashes and persevere. We're Americans. It's what we do. We look at the greater good and learn lessons from the past, all the while keeping an eye toward the future.

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