Opinions wanted: How do you “live a little”?

Especially during the holidays, the temptation (and, in many ways, “expectation”) to splurge on some of life’s convenience or luxury items – otherwise known as “living a little”, surface in full swing.  As in rehabilitation, it is often helpful to talk about these vices and get them out in the open, admit to them, and then improve your mastery over your more spendy types of behavior.  Continue reading “Opinions wanted: How do you “live a little”?”

Is that Starbucks worth another decade of working?

During my [now old] commute into work every morning, I rode by a Starbucks coffee shop whose drive-through line would not only wrap around the building itself, but out into the main road.  Every morning, drivers line up outside of Starbucks anxiously awaiting that $5 to $6 cup of coffee only to commute to an office or work place that likely already has coffee available. Continue reading “Is that Starbucks worth another decade of working?”