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Exploring

By Robert L. Cain, Copyright 2021 A new subdivision grows just west of mine. Separated by enough desert that the houses in our subdivision can’t see theirs and vice versa, I think about it only when I drive by or … Continue reading

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The CARES Act Meets FICO Scores

By Robert L. Cain All of a sudden some people seem to have better credit. That came about because they weren’t paying their bills and so may not really have earned it.  A Market Watch report from February 17, 2021, … Continue reading

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The Perfect Walk—Spoiled (or Maybe Not)

By Robert L. Cain, Copyright 2021 I wish I could plan for it, ensure it, and experience it every time—the perfect walk. But I can’t. The universe might be in the right mind for it, a day the walk gods … Continue reading

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Unpaid Rent Threatens Rental Properties

By Robert L. Cain Today, renters owe $70 billion in unpaid rent reports Moody’s Analytics. We have to assume that landlords will never see any of that unpaid rent. The real story is who owes the money. The vast majority … Continue reading

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Kool-Aid and the Examined Walk

By Robert L. Cain, Copyright 2021 He meant well but had drunk the Kool-Aid. The doctor told me that I should get at least 30  minutes of exercise a day to ensure I would keep a relatively strong core.  My … Continue reading

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Thinking Critically While Screening Applicants

by Robert L. Cain As far as New Year’s resolutions go, this one is easy.  It’s one that we need no reminders or extra incentives to keep. Even if we do nothing,we enjoy at least a 90 percent chance of … Continue reading

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How to Keep from Tripping on the Final Step

By Robert L. Cain, Copyright 2020 Just one more step.  But overlooked trip hazards endanger that step. Trip hazards are things you would avoid if you saw them, but you don’t because you aren’t paying close enough attention. Trip on … Continue reading

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A Joy, An Adventure, A Walk

A Joy, An Adventure, A Walk Published on November 18, 2020 By Robert L. Cain, Copyright 2020 Boredom had set into my four-year-old brain. My mother, father, and I were moving into a house in Burns, Oregon. Well, my parents were, … Continue reading

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How Careful Screening Makes a Difference

By Robert L. Cain CNBC reported on October 2 that 34 million people may be at risk of eviction in October.  That’s 33 percent of the 103 million-plus renters in the US. But here’s a figure that is more telling.  … Continue reading

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USPS Woes–What’s the solution?

Mr friend, Dean Shyshlak, who lives in Portland, posted this yesterday, and he told me I could share it with my readers. I believe most of this problem has to do with an individual letter carrier and not the USPS … Continue reading

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