Randomly, someone will ask for my Facebook username. When I respond that I’m not on Facebook, I am met with a look that suggests that I might be a visitor from another dimension. Likewise, people find it odd that I work for Bourke Accounting and distrust the stock market. To me, there is no difference… Read More

A friend of a friend called the other day after learning that I work for Bourke Accounting. She wanted to know why she only received $1,200 as her stimulus payment and not $2,400. As a single mother of a 25-year-old son (with a family of his own), Facebook told her that she’s entitled to double… Read More

It’s a hot and sticky summer night. The stagnant air is alive with the buzzing of cicadas. Oh, no! What’s that slithering through the grass? It’s a venomous copperhead! You’ve never seen a copperhead in your yard before! Why is it here? Oh, right, those cicadas. As it turns out, copperheads very much enjoy cicadas,… Read More

I’m pretty sure that this has happened to you: you are attempting to buy something at the corner store. Annnnd…the cashier is more entranced by the cellphone than the live and paying customer who is standing right here. I mean, it’s great that you made it to level 400 of Candy Crush, but could you… Read More

  There are many “Words of wisdom” out there: Don’t run with scissors.  Don’t take a bath with a toaster.  Don’t eat green chicken.  These all make a lot of sense.  In these new and interesting times, I think one really important concept is overlooked: Don’t Tattle on Yourself.  This is pretty similar to don’t… Read More

I landed my first job at 13.  I worked every day after school and on Saturdays for $5.00 an hour at a dry-cleaners.  Looking back, I don’t know why I was so anxious to join the workforce.  Looking back, with a bit more experience, I’m fairly certain that my employers and I were engaged in… Read More