Author Archive for Joe Moris
This government of ours has become so large and so bloated that now it is in every one of our lives.
All week I’ve been trying to decide what was best to write about. I gear my column toward Baby Boomers, who, for the most part, were wiped out by the recession in the hopes that what I’m experiencing can be a glimmer of hope for those whose journey may mirror my own. In my next [...]
My friends from La Mesa just got back from a quick trip to Puerto Vallarta. They have the condo two doors down from mine. They said the weather was perfect and the 18-story bay front condo building was filled with college students. They were there on some kind of multi-college science conference or something like [...]
With all the news these last two weeks about Congress proposing cutbacks on Social Security and Medicare, it looks inevitable that the vast majority of baby boomers will likely end up in the exchanges set up by Obamacare starting Jan. 2 next year.
I just finished my taxes and I’m pissed. I’m either getting really old or my hand just shakes writing a check to the IRS. I think my contribution to the government machine is equivalent to a drop of hummingbird pee in the Pacific Ocean, but to me, that hard-earned money “is” the Pacific Ocean, especially [...]
I was in Puerto Vallarta for seven weeks from the end of November through the middle of January. I had a bunch of dental work done and double knee surgery and saved a ton by having both done there. I’m still recovering from the surgery. It’s a bear getting old. The body doesn’t respond like [...]
I’m sure some of you out there have made the bold attempt to write a book. It seems like everyone I meet wants to write a book. Then I walk into the Dollar Store and see all these books for $1 and I feel so bad for all the authors.
It was a great seven weeks. I flew home on Jan.18 and came home to some glorious weather. I left on Nov. 30 and the day before was beautiful and warm but a bit chilly the morning of departure.
Well, the holidays are behind us. I can’t believe we don’t have anything exciting to look forward to through the upcoming dreary winter. I think that’s why we men barricade ourselves behind the football playoffs, the Super Bowl and then the Final Four. That should take care of those cold or wet weekends until mid-March [...]