I hope you enjoyed your long weekend. I certainly had myself a nice little Saturday.
An old friend came to visit, and we spent the morning and early afternoon touring the better part of the Aspen-Snowmass wilderness on our mountain bikes:
where we ran into this little guy:
Don’t be fooled, he’s smarter than the av-er-age bear. While we were riding, he stole our pic-a-nic basket!
After 4 hours and 4,000 feet of climbing, there was just enough time for a celebratory beer and a late lunch before heading off to the Mumford and Sons show, as they were headlining the annual three-day long Jazzfest festival. Sadly, we didn’t have enough time for Bed Bath and Beyond.
On to the tax stuff:
Tax Vox has the update to Mitt Romney’s tax proposals arising from the RNC. The most notable item: the Republican presidential candidate vowed to protect and preserve the deduction for charitable contributions, making his promise to lower tax rates by 20% while keeping the plan revenue neutral even more difficult to achieve (if you ever believed it was possible in the first place.)
Feel free to take Section 179 on that vineyard of yours.