“Bail-Ins” And The War On Cash: Will Your Money Be Safe?

During the financial crisis of 2008, most of us became very familiar with the term “bail-out.” Banks that were considered “too big to fail” – i.e. vital to the stability of the national economy – received truckloads of taxpayer dollars to keep from collapsing. We Read More …

Steelism: The Soundtrack To Your Life

The recent NPR Weekend feature on Nashville-based Steelism was the wider world’s first introduction to this quirky and appealing band. Founded by multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Fetzer and pedal-steel virtuoso Spencer Cullum, Jr, Steelism is differentiated from a sea of indy acts by its focus on music, Read More …

Eilen Jewell Captures The Sound Of Crumbling Americana

If Ry Cooder and Alison Krauss had a love child, she might grow up to sound like Eilen Jewell. The Idaho-born singer-songwriter’s haunting voice and evocative lyrics have built her a cult following over the last decade, but she’s still totally unknown to mainstream listeners. Read More …

Making Your Life Matter

Gary Keller and Jay Papasan’s book, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results, is challenging, frustrating, and absolutely essential reading. Keller’s premise is deceptively simple: the key to living a life that matters is identifying the One Thing that defines your purpose Read More …

Minimalist Preparedness: The Essential Kit

Minimalism and preparedness may seem to be mutually exclusive. Being prepared means having lots of stuff “just in case,” right? Not necessarily. Among the many lessons that can be learned from natural disasters, wars, terrorist attacks, and other emergencies is this: you can’t always get Read More …