Monthly Archives: June 2012

Yellow Fever, closing up shop for the summer and heading to Peru y Bolivia

For over a week now I’ve been afflicted with Yellow Fever.  I blame the Bolivians. Reasonable people might suggest I also bear some personal responsibility.  It was I, after all, who made the appointment at the clinic, drove over and said to the nice lady, “Say, why don’t you load up a syringe with a […]

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I could not have said it better myself…

“If you reach for a star, you might not get one.  But you won’t come up with a hand full of mud either” — Leo Burnett “Never be haughty to the humble.  Never be humble to the haughty.” — Jefferson Davis “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world:  the unreasonable one persists in trying […]

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Stocks — Part IX: Why I don’t like investment advisors

 During a recent trip to Ohio I caught up with RMak, a fellow member of a motorcycle forum I frequent.  Later he posted a report on our meeting and in describing me said: “Out stepped a mountain of a man…this guy looked to be a cross between John Wayne, Justin Beiber and Bigfoot.”  Kinder than […]

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Happy Birthday, jlcollinsnh; and thanks for the gift Mr. MM!

In 1974 my dad died.  I was 23. (Didn’t expect the Happy Birthday post to begin there, I’ll bet!) He never had much interest in kids so our relationship didn’t really begin to develop until I was in college and could relate to him as an adult.  Of course, by then I had my own […]

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