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Healthcare in America- the BIG SQUEEZE!

I received a comment the other day about a post on healthcare and it got me thinking…

I am happy for you on your premium costs. You are the third person I know of fortunate to have that happen, including a cousin. I would, however, ask that you thank me. My premiums went up 45% [read more by clicking on title]

Affordable Healthcare or Bankruptcy- Which to Choose?

So for the first time in 7 years Hil and I will have healthcare March 1st of this year. Why now? Maybe the better question would be, “Why not sooner?”

The obvious answer, after 2007, we were broke and on the move. Health insurance is/was more expensive than the housing we couldn’t afford or the [read more by clicking on title]

I’ve got the Wandering Blues

We are halfway through our work season with Young Guns Wild West Fun Park traveling through North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah. We’ve been fortunate to have help this year. I have the son of my best friend growing up here to help me do the heavy lifting while Hil has a super [read more by clicking on title]

JC McDowell going Global

Not really.

But I am a guest poster this week on Cecilia Potts blog, Always Go. You can find my post about the “trials and dangers” of living on a boat South of the Border in Mexico here:

Living in Mexico is Incredibly Dangerous

Cecilia was a guest poster at JC and the Family Unit [read more by clicking on title]

Fame and Fortune Await…

Here’s your chance! Yes you too can be the star of a reality TV show and make complete ASSES out of yourself in front of BILLIONS of people.

See below:

Hello, I figured I’d leave a comment because I couldn’t locate your email. I’m working with an award-winning production company and a top-rated national cable [read more by clicking on title]

JC and the Family Unit in Maryland 2012

Whew, we made it.

Hil REALLY hurt her back on her last show of the season in Douglas and has slowing been recuperating. The Doc she was seeing in Jackson said he expects a full recovery- in time. Which is good and she’s getting more mobile every day.

In the meantime, my used MacBook Pro [read more by clicking on title]

FREE E-BOOKS

Who wants to preview drafts of ebooks I am writing based on the different topics we’ve written about on this blog?

We plan on writing short (and cheap) quck start guides to many of the most popular posts on www.jcmcdowell.com starting this summer. I would love to offer free previews for feedback to the regular [read more by clicking on title]

Windsurfing Safari in La Paz

We have some time here in La Paz while we’re waiting on parts from the States. So we decided to put out the word that we were looking for a cheap beginner windsurfing rig that we could play with on the beach. Just south of La Paz is La Ventana, a well know kite boarding [read more by clicking on title]

Cruising the Baja versus Florida

We recently Skype’d with our parents from sunny La Paz,Mexico on the Baja of Mexico in the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California). While the kids played at the three story play park in the Burger King on the malecon (boardwalk) we used their WIFI to connect with family. Our iPod has the front and [read more by clicking on title]

A Watermaker for Whiskey Charlie

After we returned from Tucson end of January, I put the word out we were looking for a watermaker on the cheap. We hit it just right amd arrived friday with a swap meet on Saturday. Clearing the bilge we had a few items remaining to swap. Wandering around, I noticed a fellow with a [read more by clicking on title]