Monday, May 25, 2015

Companion Web Site -

-Ryan Petty

This web site has 2 companion, subject matter-focused blogs located at: and is a personal finance blog, based on a book (The Life-Changing MAGIC RIVER OF MONEY that Flows from Tidying Up). It’s unique in the history of personal finance, not only for its making of household decluttering and organizing a first step in the process it advocates... but for the structural approach it takes to eliminating categories of expenditure, enabling higher rates of savings and investment for long term financial security. explains it’s purpose in a blog post here:

Both web sites will soon have associated email newsletters expanding on the subject matter and distribution capabilities of their respective blogs.

:o )

Assisting Mama Mia

Ryan Petty

Returned yesterday from 6-day trip to work with my brother in moving Mom (age 94) from an Assisted Living center in St. Petersburg, Florida, to a nearby Long Term Care facility.

Amazing what you learn about that you didn’t think you would ever need (or want) to know.

So far, so good.

:o )

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Note the Passing of Michael Blake, Author of Dances with Wolves

Michael Blake, whose novel, written at the request of Kevin Costner, became - via his own masterful and Academy Award winning script - the movie, Dances With Wolves, died this week after a long illness in Tucson, Arizona.

Like many other movie fans I was deeply affected by this story but knew nothing of its author until reading his obituaries.

One thing of note: The novel did poorly until the success of the movie, starring Kevin Costner, after which it sold more than 3.5 million copies.

Amazon lists 3 other Michael Blake novels - each about American Indians. The Holy Road, published in 2004, is a sequel to Dances With Wolves....

What Mom Said on the Brink of Mother’s Day

"If I had more energy, I'd take a nap." 
-Anna Marie Petty, Age 94