Now that many people are working from home.. there is an opportunity to downsize your wardrobe. I did this when I retired but it has some relevance for the quarantine wardrobe. It is tempting to hold on to work clothes, but it is at the expense of freeing up room in your closet. A lot… Read More The minimalist retirement wardrobe re-titled Quarantine Wardrobe.
One of the first priorities of the newly re-elected federal Liberal government is a $6 billion personal income tax cut. The Liberals and Conservatives campaigned on similar promises, but the Liberals claimed their cut was more progressive. No matter how you slice it, cutting taxes reduces the amount of money available to provide services, and… Read More Federal tax cut hurts services, helps wealthy | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Meet the budget’s new RRSP strategy that every retiree should know about – Financial Post — Read on business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/retirement/meet-the-budgets-new-rrsp-decumulation-option-that-every-retiree-should-know-about/amp
From an SFU planning grad via Link to my thesis: Short-term consequences: Investigating the nature, extent and rental housing implications of Airbnb listings in Vancouver
I left health care in 2017, as a result of having gotten a teaching certificate in 1970, I have gotten certified as a teacher. Its been a steep learning curve. Outline How to qualify Courses Cost/Benefit Jobs Time Chinese culture Tech support/.Zoom App Student assessment Lesson plans on line Lessons learned/surprises 1. How to qualify… Read More Reflections on Teaching English as a second language
This is my first Christmas on Hornby Island after past Christmases at Puerto Vallarta, Costa Rica, Phoenix Ottawa and Vancouver. This will be a very different Christmas. This morning the power went out for the third time since I came in June. By now I have acquired both candles and the skills to start a… Read More Merry Christmas from Hornby Island
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Take Our Poll Background In the fall of 2017 the property management company for my condo passed a bylaw to ban rentals of less than one year. The property management company seemed to think there has been complaints about disruption of residents’ peace and quiet due to short term rentals. The ban…
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Background In the fall of 2017 the property management company for my condo passed a bylaw to ban rentals of less than one year. The property management company seemed to think there has been complaints about disruption of residents’ peace and quiet due to short term rentals. The ban includes rentals, home exchanges and rentals to home… Read More Condos that have passed by-laws against short term rentals… What can you do if you want to rent your condo out on a short term basis?
The first order of the day was to report a call from Ontario purporting to me be from Canada Revenue regarding tax fraud. It is the supreme irony that a fraudster is calling me inferring that I have committed fraud. I spent about 15 minutes to find the right place to report this and I… Read More Reporting Tax Fraud
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)30837-7/fulltext?%7B$trackingTag%7D Documenting and reporting is the first step to change.
https://johnpweiss.com/blog/132146/is-being-a-full-time-creative-the-best-life-ever Artwork by Marine Beckwith.
http://blog.oxfordseminars.ca/our-grad-talks-about-tattooing-and-teaching-english-in-china/ For anyone thinking about a new career teaching English as a second language with low barriers to entry and opportunities for travel, this article tells you how to do it.
Another thoughtful post from Smart Living on asking for what you want and being persistent in asking. As someone else has said, if you ask and you don’t get, you are just asking the wrong person. https://www.smartliving365.com/thoughts-on-gratitude-donuts-and-the-art-of-asking/