Anson Avery

When Worlds Collide

What happened on that day, August 24, 2038 that was unexpected? Maybe it was all of it… My 100th birthday and I’m still alive. Well, just for today. If you had seen me riding “Red Rocket”, my 1000cc Kawasaki naked bike back when I was a young 75 in 2013, would you think I would …

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The IRS Won’t Answer

The IRS is quick to send bills and slow to answer calls but they are always open to taking money from you. Yesterday, I had an appointment with Erin Barnett, IRS Employee Number 1000705562, at the Federal Courthouse in Spokane, Washington. It was difficult to schedule the meeting which took a lengthy phone call to …

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It Is Just a Band-Aid

But a Band-Aid when you need a major operation can kill you. The NEW TAX LAW, which passed Congress in June, was signed into Law by President Trump on July 1, 2019. Damn! The title tells us all it really is: Taxpayer First Act.   It is another “Nice Try”. We need “America First”. America needs …

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The 4 SOME 4 GOLF

GOLF is the Global Organization for Lasting Forests. The long-term solution for ALL of the World’s Problems is GOLF. This is how GOLF works: 1. We Write-up and Sign-up for this 20-20 Plan for the 2020 Year. The 20-20 Plan is based on the standard measurement for human’s Vision. Let’s improve our Vision to be …

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Stan Builds My Desk

Quality Lasts I started my own CPA Firm in February of 1975 in Corvallis, Oregon. That practice took off after I went out on my own in that small College Town, the home of Oregon State University. It was a good time to be a young CPA in Corvallis. I was 36 years old then. …

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Principle or Principal?

How is your spelling? How are your ethics? How is your judgement? Life sometimes gives us difficult choices. I grew up in Oklahoma City in the 1940s and I was a teenager in Los Angeles in the 1950s. Most of my early learning came from my Mother, Bertha Lea Avery, who taught me the difference …

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What is a Work Around?

A Work Around (WA) is a Tool that is used to fix a problem that comes up during a sustained work effort. This is Work Around # 1. The WA can be a long-term, short-term, or medium-term solution to an important defect. The WA is a Band-Aid, an elegant short-term tool that can be used …

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