Sunday, May 4, 2014

Retirement in 16 Pages

Retirement? Bah! Who needs it.

You do. Unless you're planning to drop dead at age 65. Social Security will (says my crystal ball) be long gone by the time you get there. And there's really nothing worse than slaving out your End Of Days in a cubicle, gulping down arthritis meds, and wondering why you thought you were too poor to save for retirement when you were 30.

The Sunday New York Times ran an article about a guy who advises people with $25,000,000 in wealth--giving away a free book for folks who are his grandchildren's generation. The article is here: (There's no paywall you have to get through to read the article; I checked.)

The book is If You Can. It's all of 16 pages, but contains additional reading recommendations. It's free on his website. The NYTimes links to this site: And if you'd rather just start reading the pdf, it's here:

The NY Times says "If I Can is a snappy 7,000-word guide that doubles as a financial-education curriculum, complete with additional reading assignments and a lesson plan."

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Just Buffalo Literary Center Opens

Aack. I've gotten snow-balled with final exams, end of semester stuff, and the like. If anybody's out there wondering what the heck--I'm still here.

New information from the people who brought you the Babel reading series ( they've opened a literary center in downtown Buffalo! Here's the email:

Just Buffalo Writing Center OPENS
Launch Party on May 15, 2014 from 4 - 6 pm

Just Buffalo Literary Center proudly announces the opening of the Just Buffalo Writing Center (JBWC), located on the newly remodeled 2nd floor of 468 Washington Street in downtown Buffalo!

To celebrate opening, you are cordially invited to a launch party on Thursday, May 15th, 2014 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.  Free and open to the public, it will feature pop-up readings by Western New York youth and JBLC's teaching artists, interactive writing games, live music, and snacks.

Now open to the public every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 6:00pm, and designed to aid young and emerging writers from across Western New York in the cultivation of their writing skills...

Contact email here:  Questions: please email