A Square Deal in Seven Scenes

Setting:  Exam room of fancy medical office in fancy city. Patient Mercy has just been examined, diagnosed, and received a treatment recommendation from Doctor. Patient  Mercy has agreed to receive the treatment. Mercy sits in chair staring at X-rays. Scene One:  Doctor exits exam room, Admin Lady comes in.  Admin Lady:  We checked your insurance….

Unbeauty And The Beast

How many times can you break a fast before you have admit you are no longer fasting? Twice? Three times? I could type “I broke my Spending Fast again,” but if I did that three times I might as well type “I am no longer on a Spending Fast.” Except I am back on it,…

Beauty School Drop In

Guess what I did? Yep. After growing it long enough to learn to cut it myself, I went back to the pixie. And I went to my local beauty college and let a student cut it. Oh yeah, a pixie — the most unforgiving of any haircut mistakes — by a student stylist. Who does…

More Migrant Wellness

I’m traveling again. The year is only halfway done and I’m already on my fourth trip. I’m sitting in a coffee house now with a few hours before my next event. These are the frags I have neglected over the past couple of weeks: I forgot to flip Blazing for the second image. Or perhaps…

Early Release For Good Behavior

Financial wellness got an early pay day today!  I just pulled the trigger on a massive debt payoff this morning. With scheduled payments this four-figure debt was supposed to be wiped in December. My oh-so-hopeful goal was to knock it out in March. Nope — TODAY! That’s twelve months early of the payoff date, meaning…