My thoughts, opinions & passions

Tired of taxes?

Feeling taxed? Why not start a religion? They are tax-exempt after all.

Wait—I get the feeling that you think I am being facetious. I’m not.

For example, imagine a science fiction writer, unhappy with being paid poorly, and then taxed on top of that. He starts a religion, mixes in a smattering of psychiatry and then, for good measure, obscures facts with a bit of scientific façade. Throw in an alien overlord and bits and pieces from the pages of yesteryear’s pulpy science fiction. Extort the IRS into turning a blind eye—and voilà—a “religion” is born!

Ok. You got me. Clearly, I’m making all of this up. Forget that I brought this up, and go about paying your taxes. Sometimes, my imagination runs wild.

“Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion.”

—L. Ron Hubbard
Founder of Scientology

Playing the Matrix

Yesterday, 2/22, I attended Playing the Matrix by Mike Dooley in Long Beach, CA.

Mike is a dynamic speaker, who intersperses natural humor into his talks. I walked away filled with inspiration and motivation—he is that good.

If you get the chance to be at one of his presentations, don’t miss it. Until then, sign up for his Notes from the Universe. The notes are delivered every night, Monday through Friday. They always make me smile!

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