Art school, $42,000 a year; unexpected expenses $3,000 and rising; having your 18-year-old daughter out of the house, priceless. ... I think my email system is getting temperamental. I pressed the “Send” button and it responded, “Why should I?” But I may be getting too absorbed in technology. I had to attend a recent funeral and I asked, "Do you think the funeral home has Wi-Fi?" ...

The tabloids have a story about how Jessica Simpson’s dog was snatched by a coyote. I wish we could get a pack of them to grab Jon and Kate Gosselin. … Politics is getting out of hand. After Republican Rep. Wilson called President Obama a liar, Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson called Republican Congressmen "foot-dragging, knuckle-dragging Neanderthals." Republicans should turn that into a positive: "The GOP, so simple even a cave man can understand it." ... Sorry I can't be home in Indiana during the annual Carroll County (Kentucky) Tobacco Festival (upriver about 12 miles). The featured event is the outhouse race. No it's not a race to the venerable facilities but rather a race of newly constructed buildings on wheels. The Carrollton Police Department, which has dominated this event, is a favorite.

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Bob Scott has been informing and entertaining the mid-market financial software community with his email newsletters for 10 years. And he has been covering this market through print publications for 18 years, first as technology editor of Accounting Today and then as the Editor of Accounting Technology from 1997 through 2009. He has covered the traditional tax and accounting profession during the same time and continues to address that as executive editor of the Progressive Accountant.

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