To Be Free

To be free means to be unsafe, at least on some level. Striving for perfect safety is voluntary subjugation. Stand in a TSA line as a law-abiding American citizen. How does it feel? We gave up a lot because we were afraid. I think we should reconsider.

By |2018-07-13T08:53:57-04:00July 13th, 2018|Freedom|Comments Off on To Be Free

How Unique?

Answer Yes or No to the following: Is the work you do every day repetitive? Do you know the answer before you start? Can someone be trained to do what you do in a month or less? Is what you do something that any healthy adult can do? Does your work involve forms of any [...]

A Welcome Change

Last week President Trump signed an Executive Order allowing the sale of health insurance across state lines. This is all well and good, I thought, but how would it work mechanically? So I did some research and realized that this is change could be very exciting, especially for people who own small business or are otherwise [...]

By |2017-10-16T10:16:54-04:00October 16th, 2017|Change, Customers, Economics, Freedom, Health & Wellness, Risk, Small Business|Comments Off on A Welcome Change

Ignore Your Cobra

I take issue with modern psychology. Sure we want to uncover repressed issues and deal with them, but discussing a problem ad nauseam hardly seems like the path to peace of mind. After all, nothing makes a wound fester like scratching at the scab. Let's say you bought a baby cobra (yes, a cobra, stick [...]

By |2017-10-04T08:22:03-04:00October 4th, 2017|Attitude, Freedom, Health & Wellness, Humor, Personal Development, Tactics|Comments Off on Ignore Your Cobra

Precious Freedom

William Finlay, a popular author and speaker, was arrested today, June 24, 2017, at a Canadian airport for “smuggling hate speech” on his iPad. Mr. Findlay reportedly has strong anti-Sharia Law views. I can't say I know a lot about Sharia Law, but I am quite sure it suppresses women's rights. This story and others [...]

By |2017-07-04T08:31:16-04:00July 4th, 2017|Freedom|Comments Off on Precious Freedom

The Appraiser Prosperity Coalition is seeking to level the playing field. I think they should just change fields.

I recently received an email request for a donation to the Appraiser Prosperity Coalition. I was not familiar with the organization, but I took some time to read up on who they are and what they are trying to accomplish. What I found was a group of well meaning residential mortgage appraisers fighting their latest [...]

By |2016-01-07T10:46:29-05:00January 7th, 2016|Bubbles, Business, Creativity, Economics, Financing, Freedom, History, Professional Development, Professional Growth, Profitability, Real Estate, Residential, Risk, Skills, Small Business, Success, Value|Comments Off on The Appraiser Prosperity Coalition is seeking to level the playing field. I think they should just change fields.

Gratitude II

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I thought it would be appropriate to make a  gratitude list. I am grateful for my wife and children. I am grateful for my mother, father and stepmother. I am grateful for my siblings, their spouses and their children. I am grateful for my extended family - aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, [...]

By |2014-11-20T12:55:35-05:00November 20th, 2014|Art, Freedom, Gratitude, Health & Wellness|Comments Off on Gratitude II


[ˈhīdˌbound / adjective - unwilling or unable to change because of tradition or convention] My industry is hidebound. Stuck. Full of rules. 50% to 70% of my reports are standard boilerplate that has to be there. That's a lot of senseless murder of trees. After the real estate crash in the early 1990s, the Federal Government decided [...]

By |2014-11-13T08:56:08-05:00November 13th, 2014|Creativity, Freedom, Future, Humor, Personal Development, Professional Development, Professional Growth, Risk, Service, Skills, Success, Value|Comments Off on Hidebound

Bound by an Idea

We Americans sometimes take our high level of personal freedom for granted. Only when a story from outside our borders rattles our sensibilities do we even notice how very different we are. Here are some recent examples: A 15-year-old girl in Iceland is suing to use her real name - Blaer - which means "light breeze". [...]

By |2014-07-03T10:40:54-04:00July 3rd, 2014|Freedom, Humor, Law, Politics|Comments Off on Bound by an Idea
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