Taxes: The point I was trying to make in my previous post is that no one can truly decide what is a "fair share" of someone else's income to require them to pay in taxes. Yet I hear this term bandied about repeatedly by various politicians and pundits as if it is self-explanatory, as if it should be obvious to me what my fair share of taxes is. It isn't. The percentage of our income that we are eventually required to pay in taxes will be an arbitrary number, and there is likely to be little that is "fair" about it.
On a side note, I personally would like to see an end to or a reduction in capital gains taxes. When I sell stocks, I sell them so that I can immediately turn that money around to buy different stocks with it; I don't just keep that money lying around to pay taxes with. It's in use; I'm trying to build retirement savings with it.
Yeah, I know--Whine, whine, whine, complain, complain, complain. :)
Imperial Secrets: I really miss my friend Suse's In'ree characters. *happy sigh* I want to go back to the Deep Desert and hear more tales of Erlik Khan and Gazar Eej.
Personal: I am working on getting back into the habit of regularly posting in this journal and regularly participating in other things I love that I've been absent from for a while. I'm still not entirely sure how I will juggle these things with my original fiction, but I am working on it,
Trip: I will be away from home Monday-Wednesday afternoon of next week on a business trip--to Galveston! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that no hurricanes will form in the Gulf.