Category Archives: Notes from the Household


This post was written in response to the news that the Dominican Republic is proposing to expel people without proper documentation to validate their right to remain in country–mostly because their ancestors wandered in on their own.
I suppose keeping people confined in a nation or state is perceived as an adequate compromise to keeping them confined in a city, gated enclave or domicile.
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The ACA as an instrument of economic revival

Charles Gaba, who’s made a career for himself tracking the American Care Act (ACA) through its implementation in the several states, has generated a graph to demonstrate the relationship of the ACA to the resuscitation of the American Economy.
Well, Gaba doesn’t go that far in his analysis. I do and the explanation follows.
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A letter to our friendly Chief Appraiser

7552---9-16-14 The ReserveDear Mr. Glisson:

The Palmetto Building Group’s project, known as Demere Reserve, which has recently been in the news because of zoning and permitting concerns, seems to be running on incomplete information. Perhaps Community Development is not keeping up with building permits and occupancy certificates. Here are some figures for some properties identified by distinct parcel numbers in your assessment data base:
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