The list of sites to thank for including Bucksome Boomer in their carnivals and roundups was so long that I decided to make a dedicated post this weekend.  This is a collection of several weeks because there were no usual weekend posts during the holidays! In addition to showing gratitude, I publish these links so […]

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A bright piece of information this week was the drop in the national, state and local unemployment rates.  California’s dropped for the third month in a row and I can smell recovery. I am cautiously optimistic this trend will continue and we’ll see a lot of improvement in the coming year.  I wonder if the […]


Welcome to the Money Slang Edition of the Totally Money Carnival. It’s interesting that there are so many alternate words for money in our vocabulary. I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of these while enjoying the great articles included. Dough (Editor’s Picks) This is my most frequently used alternate […]


My husband and I were saddened to hear that Amy Winehouse became a member of the 27 Club this weekend. She joined the group of musicians that died at age 27: Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Curt Cobain. All talented, but troubled people.  Who knows what music would have been created if they […]


I had a business trip to Cleveland this past week.  It’s a city I’ve visited many times during my career.  My favorite place there is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  It’s a must see for music fans.  There’s a special exhibit through February titled Women who Rock. Even Lady Gaga’s meat dress is […]