Monthly Archives: January 2011

Not a Pro

I am not a professional. I might have professional ethics and attitudes, but those are from my days as an engineer and from my upbringing. As for investing, I am an amateur, experienced, but an amateur. The only way I … Continue reading

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A Mac is Not a Toy

“Have fun with your new toy.” I haven’t heard that at Christmas in a long time. I’ve heard it a lot this last week though because I just bought a new MacBook. A nearby mall on the mainland has a … Continue reading

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Coffeehouse Morning

This isn’t my father’s coffeehouse. It isn’t even one of Howard Schultz’s. I sit and type in Island Coffeehouse, ” . . . a non-profit community-driven, youth-powered business and community “living room”. Which happens to be filled with grey haired … Continue reading

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Maintaining Sustainability

What a boring title, Maintenance. Unless you’re an auto mechanic you probably don’t care about maintenance. Maintenance though is the crucial step that allows sustainability. Lifestyles, innovations, relationships, aren’t sustainable unless they can be maintained. Just ask my car and … Continue reading

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Moderation in Everything

Moderation in everything, including moderation. There are many folks far more frugal than I. At the other extreme, some investors I know can never have enough. I even know people who embody both. I tend to the middle road, but … Continue reading

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Pundits Got It Wrong

In an uncommon move, I’ll start with a passage from my book, Dream. Invest. Live. This is part of one of the case studies in the book, my experience with America Online, their stock, and what the pundits had to … Continue reading

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Pushing Hurts

It’s Wednesday morning and time to blog, but I’m frustrated because two of the topics I had in mind are waiting for links to be posted in places and by people that I can’t control. Staring at the screen and … Continue reading

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Writing Competition

Hey, for once the title isn’t some clever, yet obtuse word play. This post is actually about a writing competition. Details are below, and have been announced in other places too, but I wanted to spread the word farther. Feel … Continue reading

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