why we work, I’m on amazon, and links
Happy Labor Day. It’s one of the most pointless holidays we have now, the celebration of labor in an increasingly labor-unfriendly economy; much like Thanksgiving, it’s been transformed into a celebration of consumerism through sales and quick vacations. I’m as much a participant as I am a critic, so I don’t consider myself above it all. I love football and Labor Day, to me, is as much the harbinger of football season as anything else. But be proud of work. I’m proudest of my work when I do a good job and help others out. I’m good at technological solutions for finance problems, and when I can help a company get better at what they do through my skills, I’ve done my bit for labor. It’s not putting hoe to soil… but it’s what I can offer in America circa 2011.
I have a couple of interesting interviews coming up – I’ve been lucky to get in touch with a few good authors recently, and I’m looking forward to talking with them and sharing the results once I manage to suss out the spare time to read the books. But in other exciting developments, brip blap is now available via Amazon.com on the Kindle…. click here. I thought that was great, although Amazon’s insistence on forcing me to charge $.99 per month for the subscription was annoying – I would have offered it free if that was an option. But it’s not, so I apologize for that and appreciate anyone who chooses to subscribe that way, it supports my efforts here.
As always, I really appreciate comments and emails, so keep them coming!
Links… these are my friends and other interesting sites online, so check them out.
- What’s Your Commute Time?
- Finding Your Financial Motivation
- 10 Ways to Simplify Your Finances
- Best Value For Your College Dollar?
- How to Create a Stock Watchlist with Google Spreadsheets
- Saving Big Money in the Big City
- 6 Surprising Benefits of the One Car Household
- My First Blog Design: Taking Baby Steps
- Self-Created Culinary Discounts
- Living Without a Car – an Extreme Way to Save Money
- Is This Frugal Idea Worth It for Me and My Family?
- Why I Have An Emergency Fund
- Michael Vick is the $100 Million Man