Monthly Archives: December 2010

Semi-Annual Exercise

Investor geeks, dig in. Anyone that wants an insight into how I think, join them. It’s the last day of the year and time for my semi-annual exercise. Don’t worry. This exercise isn’t very sweaty. Twice a year I review … Continue reading

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TV Less

On Monday I gave myself a Christmas present. I turned off my TV. More specifically, I canceled my DirecTV service, a satellite that will continue to beam a signal at my house, but that I will ignore and not pay … Continue reading

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Little Gifts

Merry Christmas! And yes I do celebrate it despite my ambiguous religious philosophy. The world needs more celebrations, so I’m grabbing them as they go by. When’s Buddha’s birthday? As I’ve aged, matured, gotten older, the pile of presents around … Continue reading

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From the Middle

I am a moderate, which in today’s land pundits and opinions is looked upon as boring, non-committal, uncertain, and inconsequential. I like the middle. The middle is where balance is achieved and is the fulcrum for motion. I’ve been called … Continue reading

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Busy People

A literary manager who needs to be a bit more selfish and find time for her own writing too, a serial novelist who is great at picking titles and knows her genre, (Hanna Rhys Barnes, author of The Scorpion Moon … Continue reading

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Unpopular Innovations

Want to drive a lot of traffic to a blog? Get angry. Vent against the injustices of the world. Lambast the causes of the issues that are being overlooked or marginalized. The media and the politicians are caught up in … Continue reading

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Merika

Obvious to some, but not to all, ‘Merika is what many islanders call the mainland. ‘Merika is that different world, that place that works from a foreign set of rules, mores, and attitudes from what’s normal on the island. I’m … Continue reading

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Cents and Percents

Thank you MVIS and DNDN for serendipitously setting a fine example for today’s post. As I type, they are both up about 20 cents. That’s a yawn and a whoopdie-do, both and neither. MVIS is up $0.20 from about $1.70. … Continue reading

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Heard and Said

The world edits a non-fiction writer’s choice of topics. I’d planned to write a rather dull arithmetic post that would answer some frequently asked questions about penny stocks and interest. Well, the world was more interested in delivering an excellent … Continue reading

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Hear and Say

“Hear and say” sounds like the kids’ toy “Speak and Spell“, but the kids get a better chance of learning something. The adults are more likely to merely parrot an increasingly inaccurate message. The problem is that “hear and say” … Continue reading

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