From top celebrities to grade schoolers, a lot of people are feeling…not quite right; some of you aren’t sleeping well, some of you have lost interest in the things you loved and a lot of you are finding it difficult to control your emotions. Magically and overnight, some have been transformed (to varying degrees) into… Read More

Paris, you ain’t a f*&%ing punk, yah tourist! – NYC Punk Rocker, upon seeing Paris Hilton wearing a Ramones shirt, 2001 If you think about it, tax preparers – like you’ll find at Bourke Accounting – are akin to musicians: they have to keep time with the song they’re playing, they must have a working… Read More

Whether I leave late or show up on weekends, I feel safe going to work at Bourke Accounting. There’s a guy across the street selling hot dogs, women power walk around the building during breaks (their arms wildly, maniacally swinging) and parents jog with aerodynamic baby carriages. There’s a civilized air about the area that… Read More

Bourke Accounting’s Bookkeeper Christina was giving me assignments the other day. After glancing at the clock, which read “11:11,” I knocked wood three times, made a wish and thanked the universe. As my Bourke Accounting co-workers know that I’m superstitious, Christina simply ignored my ritual and carried on. I never fold sheets indoors. I have… Read More

Sarah: That’s not fair! Jareth, The Goblin King: You say that so often. I wonder what your basis for comparison is. Labyrinth, 1986 At Bourke Accounting, Bill has a sort of hands-off, trial by fire, mentoring approach. Consistent with this philosophy, he handed me a book chock full of the new tax changes birthed by… Read More

Driving home from Bourke Accounting, I was stuck behind a bus at a red light. Attorney T.J. Smith looked down on me from the back of the bus, his face determined, but friendly: he wore a tie, so you know he’s a pro. He wasn’t wearing a suit jacket, which means he’s down to earth.… Read More

The unofficial motto at Bourke Accounting is “Pay Attention.” While this is true for most companies, it’s really important here, as we’re dealing with your money. If there’s one slip of the keyboard and you receive a letter from the IRS, Bill becomes angry – and just like certain big green superheroes, no one likes… Read More

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

At Bourke Accounting, Bill’s granddaughter started in-person pre-school this week. While I’m leery about school openings, the kid didn’t have a problem with it. Her mother instructed her to keep her mask on all day and showed her the extras packed in her little bookbag. The kid accepted it with a “meh, I guess this… Read More

On July 17, I wrote a Bourke Accounting blog about Kanye West and his interesting bid for the presidency. On July 19, West held a campaign rally in South Carolina, where he unveiled equally interesting concepts. While he has more records, companies and money than most of us, West is basically a civilian with no… Read More