Monthly Archives: January 2016

Memo to Childless Women-Pets are not Children

I am directing this conversation-let’s call it “the talk”, shall we?-toward childless women. Through “the talk”, I hope to save you from the embarrassment of referring to your pets as “your children”, and I hope to keep you from insulting … Continue reading

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5 Things to do on Vacation in Cape Canaveral

So you just finished up the Orlando theme parks, and you have one or two nights to kill before you embark on a Caribbean cruise. Or you just came back from a cruise and have a couple of days to … Continue reading

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5 Things to do on MLK Day

I’ve noticed a problem with our nation’s foremost hero. Namely, how do you fit “The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior Boulevard” on a Street sign? That’s 48 characters, not counting the spaces! To make a proper sign, it would … Continue reading

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Don't Play With Fire

At 11, I went to Camp Geronimo, a Boy Scout preserve high up on the Mogollon rim in northern Arizona. As the youngest Scout, it was my honor to light the great bonfire that ushered in the opening ceremony for … Continue reading

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3 Lessons from the Bear

OK, so we’re still up for the year, and still doing way better than the market, with our portfolio. That’s the good news. The bad news is, if you’ve been invested in the broad market, you’ve seen the worst opening … Continue reading

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Orlando Canoeing, Recreation and Nature

  I am talking to a cashier in the Wekiva Springs State Park canoe rental shop (northwest of downtown Orlando). She is telling me that there are no refunds if I become afraid of alligators and decide to skedaddle back, … Continue reading

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Market Action, Week 1, 2016

Well, 2016 has been a rocky road for stocks, with all of the major market indices down. But as of this moment, about 2 o’clock Friday, our portfolio has perfumed remarkably well. If you’ve been following my advice, you’re up … Continue reading

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The Great Fall of China

As I write, every market index is down. Again. Jitters about China’s contracting economy and near collapse of its currency have spread all over the world. A catastrophe was narrowly averted by their central bank’s intervention and emergency market stops. … Continue reading

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Epiphany (Theophany)

I am watching as a group of teens leaps into the cold water of the Indian River in front of me. They begin swimming furiously toward a bobbing object in the water about 75 yards away. When they converge on … Continue reading

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The Bear Cometh

  OK, so the market opened way down today. This wasn’t entirely unexpected. As I said in previous posits, we are late in a very old bull market and a correction is overdue. I think there will be more bloodletting … Continue reading

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