Author: Trina Machacek

Is This You? Advice-full Advisors

Will there ever be an age when we get to, or can, stop taking advice? Not the good kind of loving advice that is meant to make our lives easier by making our days smoother and safer. No. I want to address advice like say, how to clean a toilet. Okay here’s the story. You’re on the edge of your seat aren’t you? Hope it isn’t the toilet seat! I have been cleaning toilets for as long as I can remember. I have tried a bathtub load of cleaners. They all seem to clean about the same, but they...

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Is This You? Earth Without Art

There were four of us on a very long road trip to Texas from Nevada. The second day we drove over 700 miles and were more than punchy when we pulled into a buffet restaurant in a small Texas town at around 7 p.m. We gathered around the table with our plates full of food which included crawdads (Nevada word) aka crayfish (Texas word) and cat fish, things we Nevadans were not accustomed to having at a buffet but when in Rome. Well, you know. As we all got situated forks at the ready, out of nowhere my other...

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Is this You? Credit Check

In a discussion the topic of credit comes up. There are as many facets about credit as there are grains of sand on Pismo Beach—that is to say nearly innumerable. To dissect a credit profile takes knowledge and power. Knowledge in knowing that three little numbers in a row, like 823, 759, 672 can have as big an impact on your life as you allow them to have. The power comes in when you finally realize that they are just that, numbers. Those numbers can run or ruin your life right? Not so fast there speedy. Let’s just take...

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Is This You? – Fish Food

Some of you will think from the title this do dah will be all about how, where, why, or when to fish. I of course being duly appraised by LL Bean as a fully functioning fly fisher-person, I have the certificate to prove it, could of course flail the waters and talk of all the ins and outs of fishing, but alas it’s winter and it’s the cooking of and consuming of fish that I wish to discuss today. Past an occasional tuna sandwich, with sweet relish and real mayo on white bread, my fish cooking talent leaves plenty...

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Life is a Playground – Is this You?

Not to get to deep, but have you ever considered how playground equipment crosses over to how life can be thought of? Don’t get too worried about having to use too many brain cells here. It’s just that I was driving by a school yard recently and the kids were covering the brightly colored equipment with themselves and having such un-tethered fun that I started to remember those days and of course my gray matter sloshed around until-well this is what I came up with. The teeter totter. Yes life is a balancing act however the teeter totter is...

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