Selling vs. Renting Out a Property

When we got the second home to "rent it out" to my sister, we used all of our short-term investment money for the downpayment. Our goal was to invest it this way to turn in returns faster than traditional stock yields allowed. By pure serendipity, the housing market started to soar and two and a... Continue Reading →

The Sliding Door v Zach

When people say "he/she has the persistence of a pitbull" they weren't kidding! Our pit-lab mix Zach loves to assert his dominance over certain areas of his realm (aka our new house) and he will not budge until he gets his way. Stubborn. Will cry, whine and bark until you fulfill certain requests. His crown... Continue Reading →

Responsibility v Love, Part 2

The original Responsibility v Love post got so much traction that I decided to write a follow-up piece. Disclaimer: Unless you have children, wards, a sick family member that you are taking care of or an agreement to make decisions on behalf of someone important and valuable to you, you are not responsible for those... Continue Reading →

Smart v. Intelligent

Common sense is not common anymore and it is due in part to the fact that many of us have lost, or have not been taught to use, our critical thinking skills. Many in the younger generations weren't passed on historical data and tricks/hacks that made life easier since the dawn of time. My grandma... Continue Reading →

DC v Marvel

A few of my readers and friends were very curious to know my take on DC vs Marvel.  Because in some cases all they know about comic book characters comes from what they have seen in TV or the movies, I felt I needed to split the content into three parts: history, evolution and pros... Continue Reading →

Batman v Superman Explained

For a comic book reader and Batman/Wonder Woman fan like myself, the new Zack Snyder film didn't suck as much as people and critics claim. To give credit where credit is due, the movie functions as an ode to the many works of Frank Miller intertwined with popular DC Comics lore. From Flashpoint to Infinite... Continue Reading →

Street Fighter V Collectors Edition

Growing up with a Super Nintendo was so much more fun thanks to Capcom and Street Fighter. Ryu (sounds like Rio) and his pal Ken use their super cool karate chops to prove to the world they are forces to be reckoned with. In an alternate reality where the supernatural meets the ordinary mundane existance... Continue Reading →

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