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Doing the Same Thing Expecting Different Results

In this two part series of videos my horse and I amble around our farm while I ponder why we keep trying the same approach expecting different results.

What is a Wrap Rate and How Can It Make Pricing Proposals Easier?

A wrap rate is a simple way to calculate what rate you can charge to the government under a Cost Plus Fixed Fee or Cost Reimbursable contract. The way you calculate the rate you can charge is typically done this way assuming these are… Continue Reading “What is a Wrap Rate and How Can It Make Pricing Proposals Easier?”

First Tattoo: Choosing an Artist & Design, Safety and What to Expect

I don’t have a tattoo… but I have to admit I’ve thought about it and honestly I’m a little chicken…

BASICS OF SKIN CARE, SUNBLOCKS AND ANTI-AGING

It is embarrassing how lazy I am with my skin care. I go to bed with makeup on at least once a week and generally do the minimum I can to get by and look at least ok. So I’m excited to have Kelly Rose as my guest in this interview who shared what we absolutely must do for basic skin care and the few things we can add to our regime.

Guilt, Grief and Caregiving of an Independent Dying Parent

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GUILT, GRIEF AND CAREGIVING OF AN INDEPENDENT DYING PARENT
This blog is not just about my journey. I want to share other peoples stories. It is remarkable how many commonalities there are in our experiences. However, each person has a different perspective and something they can teach the rest of us.

Executors Guide to a Stress Free Administration

A couple of years ago I got a phone call while I was on vacation from the grandson of a family friend. He had bad news… his grandmother … and my friend… had passed away.  I suddenly realized why he was calling… a promise I had made years before to his grandmother to handle her estate. I was suddenly thrown into a role I didn’t understand or have experience – a manager of assets, real estate and financials with the responsibility of dissolving and distributing.  It was a tough job and there wasn’t an easy checklist to follow.  In many cases I was a detective trying to figure out where assets were or if they even existed.

Guilt After Someone Dies: The What Ifs

My fourteen year old daughter’s friend died.   Fourteen year old kids are not supposed to die and when they do, it is hard to wrap your head around it.

Government contracting: What is a Direct Labor Rate?

The direct labor rate is the cost of the labor of your employee per hour.  It’s the cost of paying the employee and does not include the Overhead and General & Administrative costs of running your business. The cost is derived by taking the… Continue Reading “Government contracting: What is a Direct Labor Rate?”

5 Tips For when your parent starts dating after their spouse dies

My Dad started dating pretty quickly after my Mom died. It shocked some. It shocked me. Didn’t he love Mom? How could he betray her that way?

I Should Have Worn the Bikini

I sit at my high school alma mater athletic fields and share some stories about myself during the awkwardness of middle school and high school.

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