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[Nyerges is an educator and author. He authored “Extreme Simplicity” which tells his story 
about attempting to live self-reliantly in the city. More information about his books and 
classes at]

Gorgeous Blue Eyes!
Female Lynx Point Siamese Mix
Born 9/20/23

Are you ready to welcome a bundle 
of love into your home? Look no 
further than Miss Blue! This sweet 
lynx point beauty is not just named 
for her stunning blue eyes, but also 
for the warmth and comfort she 
brings into any room.

 Blue’s journey started in a construction office, where her 
beautiful, blue-eyed Siamese mama gave birth to Blue and her 
siblings. Thanks to the kind office people, Blue has blossomed 
into a friendly and affectionate young lady, eager to find her 
forever family.

 This charming feline is the last of her litter to find a home, but 
she’s not letting that dampen her spirits. With her captivating 
blue eyes and gentle demeanor, Blue is sure to capture your 
heart from the moment you meet her. One of Blue’s most 
endearing qualities is her loud purr. When she’s held close, her 
purr reverberates with contentment, a sure sign that she’s found comfort and happiness in your 

 Rest assured, Blue is in excellent health and is receiving all her necessary vaccinations. She’s spayed 
and is scheduled for her 2nd vaccines soon, ensuring she’ll be ready to join your family with a clean 
bill of health.

 If you’re ready to open your heart and home to a loving companion, don’t hesitate to submit an 
application to adopt Blue. It would be especially nice if she can have a young friend around her 
age, too. She’s eagerly awaiting the chance to shower you with affection and become your loyal 
feline friend. Apply now and start the journey to welcoming Miss Blue into your life! https://www.




I first heard of Marshall Greenwood through an article in the Los Angeles Times 
that was written about him. He self-described himself as “America’s Greatest Poor 
Man,” by choice. I purchased several of his self-published books, and began a long 
correspondence with him through the U.S. mails in the late 1970s. (He didn’t use 
a telephone so I could not call him, and this was before the days of the internet.)

With his permission, I printed and sold copies of his “Poor Marshall’s Manual: The Individual 
Economics of Living on $99 per Month.” It’s an interesting and insightful book by someone who chose 
minimalism as a more meaningful lifestyle than being a “consumer.”

His book consists of four major parts: First, his monthly expenditures; Second, his overview and 
explanation of individual economics; Third, how he beats the high price of food; Fourth, his laws (173 
Precepts) of individual economics; and then an Appendix of his fitness regimen.

From his Preface, he states:

“I seek to glorify the wise, voluntary poverty, which makes the most of the least, shuns folly, conserves 
the earth’s resources, spares the environment, sees (with Aristotle) thinking and reasoning as man’s 
highest function, and pursues learning for its own sake and for the betterment of the world.

“Our consumption-geared economy seeks to:

Create need where no need exists.

Invent a gadget for every function.

Make automatic that which is better manual.

Represent costly trivia as necessities.

Promote literature, drama, music, and art of dubious merit.

Push travel tours that waste earth’s dwindling resources, pollute the air, invite crime, spread 
disease, expose tourists to needless risks, and inflict anguish many times daily on victims who 
live near airport and approaches, thus shortening their lives…

Accelerate consumption of all, leading to misuse, abuse, and premature discard.


“Remember, to save the most is to spend nothing!”

“Pursuit of wealth is the folly, the mirage of unenlightened minds. The few who attain great riches in 
dollars often lament that they did not instead seek learning and wisdom…”

Part IV, the bulk of his book, is titled “Laws of Individual Economics.” These are his 173 Precepts, the 
first group of which are quotes from famous people.

“The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call ‘life’ which is required to be exchanged for it 
immediately or in the long run.” Thoreau.

“To avoid pain, renounce the pursuit of pleasure.” Buddha.


105. The more automatic is an appliance or machine, the more repair it requires….

107. Refrigerators, deemed essential, I don’t need. My eggs keep OK in north window. None has 
spoiled in 6 years; I only use non-fat dry milk and mix only what I use right then. I have no leftovers…

108. TV is the most notorious waster of time ever invented. Some persons spend half their waking 
lives viewing TV’s violence, crime, inane sex, stupid commercials, and overdone news.

109. Rent near your work, or get work near where you live. This pays big in dollars and hours … [do 
the math!].

125. A lawn is slavery. Use ice plant or such, or small trees to save much water and work.

132. Before rushing to turn on (or up) the room heat, 
think of Hunza Valley people high in Himalayas who 
don’t heat homes in cold, cold winters ad who bathe in 
cold glacial waters, or, closer to home, think of me who 
got along just fine in winters with no room heat at all…

139. Many drive to a park in order to jog or cycle. Far 
better is to jog or cycle direct from home and leave car 
out of it.

Pet of the Week

 Sir Henry is an adorable and cuddly guy who is looking 
for a nice lap or comfy bed to call his own. At 10 years 
young, he is still very much full of energy and fun.

 He was found at the Rose Bowl, and while we have 
no idea how he managed to arrive there, he has quickly 
charmed everyone at Pasadena Humane with his good 
nature and constantly wagging tail. He immediately 
loves everyone he meets, and the feeling is definitely 

 Henry has been out on a few field trips with volunteers- 
they report that he is exceptionally cuddly and can 
usually narrow down the coziest blanket in the house 
with ease. He has also been exposed to other dogs and 
he seems to like them almost as much as he likes people!

 Like any senior dog, Henry has some minor issues that 
will need to be managed. One thing that is still working 
perfectly is his exhuberant love of people! 

 Sir Henry is eligible for the Seniors for Seniors program. This means his adoption is free 
to anyone over 60!

 The adoption fee for dogs is $150. All dog adoptions include spay or neuter, microchip, 
and age-appropriate vaccines. 

 Walk-in adoptions are available every day from 2:00 – 5:00. For those who prefer, adoption 
appointments are available daily from 10:30 – 1:30, and can be scheduled online. View 
photos of adoptable pets at 

 All dog adoptions include spay or neuter, microchip, and age-appropriate vaccines. 

 New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal 
Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet. 

 Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone 
calls or email.

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