Posts Tagged ‘wester tiger swallowtail’

 Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors… and miss.” – Robert Heinlein


Whew! Taxes mailed. I feel as light as this western tiger swallowtail butterfly is. -- Photo by Pat Bean

Yup. I Didn’t File Until Today

I’m a procrastinator. But in my defense, it’s usually because I have better things I want to do than to do what I always need to do.

Besides, I knew I wasn’t either going to have to pay Uncle Sam, nor get something back from him, which was never the case before I retired and found my annual income down near the poverty level.

I’m not complaining, mind you. I have all the necessities and a great life – based on doing things and not acquiring things. And I do believe taxes are a necessary chigger for a well-functioning society.

But I still agree with William Simon, who believes it would be nice if our nation’s taxation system looked “like someone had designed it on purpose.”

Meanwhile my good news for the day is that my taxes are now done and sent off.

Whew. I feel a ton lighter.

Bean’s Pat: The Meat and Potatoes of Life http://tinyurl.com/6ntp8vw Another view of us last-minute tax filers.

Read Full Post »