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Turning A New Leaf

We all sense it–something big is going on. —From the jacket notes Happy New Year! God, yes, it has to better than 2016, the year of bombs and bullshit. If you’re like me, you’ve spent the last month watching re-runs … Continue reading

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A Moment of Great Significance

They came to The Netherlands in the fifteenth century. They were Sephardic Jews fleeing the horrors of the Inquisition in Spain, their homeland. They were welcomed as undocumented immigrants. They were excellent traders and merchants and, by the early 1600s, … Continue reading

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Jim Stockdale, 1924-2005

  In Memorium July, 2005  “The important thing is not what they have made of you, but what you have made of what they have made of you.” –Sartre        Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale (ret.) died June 5, 2005. … Continue reading

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On My Use Of The F Word

It’s just a word. —George Carlin Cindy abhors the F word. I don’t think it’s prudishness on her part, so much as having no desire to unnecessarily  inflict foul language on others. I’m glad she feels this way. She is thoughtful and … Continue reading

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Arête

You got to fill out a form first and then you wait in the line —Paul Simon So that’s that. I changed my political affiliation. I’d held the same registration for fifty-five years, but it just wasn’t me anymore, if … Continue reading

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On What Matters

Never, never, never, never give up! —Sir Winston Churchill Periodically I rearrange the books on my desk to keep the ideas I’m noodling with at hand. Just did it this morning and noticed that the first three in the line … Continue reading

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Now Comes The Interesting Part

Well, it’s cloudy in the morning, gonna be raining in the afternoon. —Willie Nelson My stock market work is clear today: both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index are tracing out diagonal triangles in their … Continue reading

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The Economy In The Economy

Why complain about life If you are looking for good fish And have followed some idiot Into the middle of the copper market? –Hafiz Tiki died the day before Thanksgiving. She was my housekeeper. She and her team of Hispanic ladies … Continue reading

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At Christmas

I Go Down To The Shore I go down to the shore in the morning and depending on the hour the waves are rolling in or rolling out, and I say, oh, I am miserable, what shall– what shall I … Continue reading

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Accident Waiting…

Better watch your step, Mr. Market! I know you don’t give a damn about the economy these days. You’re all about momentum and the Fed put. Well, the momentum guys, the hedge funds, are losing their asses chasing ever slimmer … Continue reading

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