Tax Day

Well, it’s tax time again – seems like it happens every year around this time. We’ve been pretty lucky, in that we are delayed in the due date by the 15th being on the weekend (today if you’re reading this when I post), and having a delay due to Patriots Day (thank you Massachusetts). Every year for a long time we’ve owed money, so the due date is important to us (government isn’t getting paid early, but if I were getting a refund, my taxes would have been done as early as possible – give me back my money, government). I guess that I prefer to owe money rather than have paid too much in, but it still hurts when I have to send a check for a largish amount to satisfy the deficit-ridden government (who won’t waste the money on programs I want to see the money go to).

Over the years I’ve lost things to reduce what I owe to the government – no more dependents and the mortgage interest gone, but the property taxes still help reduce what I owe. Don’t take this as complaining, though. I’m happy to pay me share in to keep the government afloat, even if I don’t agree with how they spend my money once I give it to them. I don’t share my spending habits with them, either. I’ve become less and less a consumer of economic goods as I get older, although when I do spend it’s kind of large (new car last year). Hope everyone’s had a good tax season.

Let’s celebrate the tax days with my new podcast. Included is a trip to the country and we look around one more time with Anna Domino, Ashiko, Gus Gus, Big Country, Talking Heads, Allen Toussaint, Them, Mary Weiss, Johnny Adams, Alejandro Escovedo, Family, Pink Floyd, and Traffic.

This podcast is, as always, available to stream or download at There should be more content there, and I will try to put more things up this year. The podcast is also available to download as a podcast at your favorite podcast streamer – iTunes, Stitcher, etc. The podcast is called Check that out sometime. I welcome suggestions and comments, too – leave them as you will. Thanks for everything you do to encourage me.

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