It's interesting how certain things make you think of a post. I was driving along and I saw a poster for the International Comedy Festival featuring comedian Shaun Majumder. For those of you who don't know, Shaun is of Indian heritage and is from a small town in Newfoundland, Canada. His father was a doctor, settled in Newfoundland for his practice, married, and the rest is history. Shaun is probably most known for his work on CBC's This Hour Has 22 Minutes and the many clever characters he creates for the show.
You wouldn’t know it to look at me, but I am a compulsive eater. I’m 5’11”, 215 lbs. so I’m a little big for my size, but I don’t fall into the obese category, at least for the medical definition. I work out three to four times a week and mostly eat healthily. That being said, I have my weaknesses, like anyone else.
In the quiet hours of evening
In August 1886, twenty-five-year-old Herman Webster Mudgett was hired to work in the drugstore of Elizabeth Houlston, located on the corner of what is now South Wallace Avenue and West 63 St. Working hard, he eventually had enough money to buy the store from Mrs. Houlston and began running the store himself. A couple of years later, he purchased the empty lot next door and started to build a mixed-use building with retail stores on the bottom and apartments on the top, including a new drugstore. Later, in 1892, Mudgett added a third floor, claiming he needed the space for supplies and storage. Taking up a whole city block, Mudgett, better known as Dr. Henry Howard Holmes, had just finished what would be known as “Murder Castle.”
We’ve all read the click bait headlines: How I cut my grocery bill in half! I saved 50K in one year! Most of the time those tricks of saving are just reigning in frivolous spending, or benefiting from a nice income to start with.