We are so being bribed.
“I don’t have a problem with that,” she said.
She gave him a bobblehead doll carrying a briefcase marked with dollar signs.
Seems like a worthy idea.
In familial relationships, money can be a proxy for love and trust.
When we went shopping for a new washer-dryer recently, the salesman sidled up and purred, “And what kind of statement are you looking to make?”
The upshot: No one can be trusted.
I love the big crazy stuff.
Whenever circumstance brings some welcome thing your way, stop in suspicion and alarm ... They are snares.
Shared risk has since evolved from a source of comfort into a virus.
Almost one of every six homeowners has a mortgage larger than the value of their home.
If immunity wanes, a booster shot may be necessary.
But this is not something he likes to think about.
If that's not addiction, I don't know what is.
He claimed I wasn’t really invested.
I told him he was too invested.
This is different from bidding on dead tuna at a fish market auction.
"Maybe we have to readjust our expectations."
Happiness is for suckers and Disney Inc.
The sooner we have these conversations in the family and as a society, the sooner we can focus on core values, and have a more realistic dialogue about the meaning of happiness and money.
It would be foolish to forget how thin the film of wealth is in this society, and the vast ocean that lies below it.
The system needs to change. But it is not likely to do that. There is just too much inertia -- and too much self-interest.
This time is different.
We've never been this low.
The dense cloud was reported to be moving slowly west on Saturday night. No more evacuations were planned, but residents in the cloud's path were told to remain inside; to close doors, windows and vents; to shut down any system that draws air from the outside; and to put out any fires in fireplaces.
Spend every dollar as if it were your last.