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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

In the book Upstream that I am reading there is a situation that happened with Expedia that became a $100,000,000 problem. Expedia is an online company that allows you to book your vacation accomodations yourself without a travel agent.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Long before tax season was extended to May 17th, I ordered tickets to go to Nashville to see the Picasso Figures exhibit at the Frist Center. I've visited this museum before and one thing that makes it unique is that it is housed in the old

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Hello and Happy April! On April 22 we celebrate Earth Day, a day to do the little (and big) things to reduce your carbon footprint and support a healthy planet. When did Earth Day begin and why? Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin was...

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Hello All, The signs of Spring are all around us. The flowering trees, bulbs poking up for the earth, the hint of new green leaves birthing from branches, the milder weather, beautiful sunshine and the annual Orchid Daze exhibit is in...

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Hi all, When I think about February I can not help but to think of love. As a young child in elementary school, Valentine's Day was such a fun day that I looked forward to each year. We all came to school with a shoe box and a bag full...

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Hello all, It is a new year full of possibilities and change. The Covid vaccine is approved and being implemented, a new Presidential administration begins, I am back on my keto diet, the office staff is preparing for the beginning of...

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Hello all, Congrats, we all survived 2020! This was one of the most unusual years I have ever lived through. Beginning with Covid 19, quarantining during tax season, no toilet paper or paper towels, the world shutting down, a very...

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Hello, all, November is already here and and I feel like we just celebrated the 4th of July. Every year after the happy blossoming of bright fireworks spreading across the sky in the summer heat plays out, I know that life is going...

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Hi all, I started attending the University of Georgia in 1982 and have been a huge Dawg fan ever since! Fall weekends were always filled with a band party at the fraternity house on friday nights and then the whole gang of us would...

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Hello all, Life is full of change, seasons and stages. I now am in a new stage- grandparent. Dawn and I just had our first grandchild, Marlee Jade born August 23rd weighing 6 lbs 14 ounces and 21 inches long. Having four adult children...

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Hello all, This year the Annual IRS conference was scheduled to be held in Dallas, Texas. Instead, it was online via Zoom. Chuck Rettig the IRS Commissioner delivered the Keynote address and the following is what I learned. -$270...

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

People often ask me how long they need to hold onto tax information before disposing of it. The short answer is 7 years. After that you no longer need it. Every year we hire a company with a shredding service that brings a big truck...

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Ever wonder what you can do to be a better friend, employer or neighbor? One simple thing you can start now is the practice the 3 C's -Console, Congratulate and Compliment. When you have someone who has been given bad information it is...

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Most of us have heard of the Pulitzer Prize but do you know the origin? The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine, online journalism, literature and musical composition in the United States. Established in...

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Hi All,Many of you ask me what I do to celebrate the end of tax season after working long hours everyday for months on end. One thing I do year after year that consistently gives me something to look forward to all tax season is...

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Hello All, Many of you ask me how I get through the grueling demands and endless hours of tax season when I am working every day from as early as 6am to as late as 11pm to make sure I finish in time to meet the deadline. What I keep in...

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Sometimes timing in life works out well and everything lines up properly. My stepson's White Coat Ceremony at Tulane Medical School was the same week as the IRS conference. While my wife was touring galleries, museums and taking...