Archive for the ‘Oddities of Life’ Category

Why I Hate This Tax Season and Why It Hates Me Back

Tax season is upon us (in case you have not noticed it yet.) I noticed it a long time ago, and not because I really enjoy this time of the year or find it fascinating. If anything, I find it cumbersome. Quite disturbing. Alarming. I pick a night to work on my taxes, I pour […]

I am Turning 40. Now What?

I am turning forty years old this May. Turning forty feels as if I am reaching some kind of threshold, a new door that I am going to open, a milestone if you will. Now, let’s talk about my birthdays for a second. I hate my birthdays not because I am afraid to turn older, […]

Ten Things You Gain When You Stop Being Cheap

Reason. Yes, you gain reason. You simply stop thinking that you can get a lot of stuff for free. You stop asking to pay $15 for a five star service. You stop insulting people who ask you to pay for their service and deliver ten times more. Understanding. You stop caring about the price that […]

Love Skiing But Hate Spending? Go Nordic.

Utah. Dry summers. Cold winters. Snowy mountains. Expensive ski resorts. Utahns love their snow so much that they claim to have “The Best Snow on Earth.” I can argue with this statement. To say something like this means you are way too arrogant to my liking. Personally, I think the best snow on Earth is […]

Things I Learned About Myself in November

Last month I decided to explore a different realm of writing besides blogging, and I joined NaNoWrimo. I was writing a novel. In one month. Yeah, I know what you are thinking. During this one month I not only attempted to write a novel, I also did some self-analysis, self-exploration and self-beating. As usual, I […]

And God Said…”No”

This post is written by Lucille, a staff writer for My Broken Coin.  God and I have had an on/off relationship , like many of my relationships. It’s tough love. God is perfect; I am not; but he allows me to bask in the rays of love now and then. He’s all knowing and all seeing […]

Consumerism: Affluenza and Regular Bouts of Temporary Amnesia

This post is written by Lucille, a staff writer for My Broken Coin.  It’s official – I’m suffering from affluenza and regular bouts of temporary amnesia. I say this as I find myself in an ever increasing consumeristic mindset. The particular strain of affluenza I have succumbed to is aspirational. I can’t afford full blown […]

Child-Friendly Or Not?

This post is written by Lucille, a staff writer for My Broken Coin.  The recent post “I’d Rather Have New Shoes Than Kids” and the subsequent comments made me realize the great social divide between the US and the rest of the world.  Comments posted were from like-minded US citizens so I thought it’d be interesting […]