Monthly Archives: August 2012

Scattered Routine

Routines change. Years of blogging have engrained a Wednesday schedule. That won’t work today. There’s too much going on, and that is good even if it is exhausting. In times like these, when there’s not enough, too much is better … Continue reading

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My Jobs Report Month 12

I’m still unemployed. That’s not quite right because I’ve employed myself. I still haven’t found a job, except clients are signing up more frequently and I give myself a list of jobs everyday. I haven’t staunched the money flow, and … Continue reading

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Butterfly Wings

Thanks to Wynn Allen for reinforcing the power of butterfly wings. Fans of chaos theory know the reference. In a chaotic system it is possible for something as seemingly inconsequential as the flap of a butterfly’s wings to ripple and … Continue reading

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Busy Busy Busy

How are you? Busy. What are you doing? Scrambling. Is that working for you? Stay tuned. Some small businesses I know are busier than they’ve ever been. Life is getting busy. Friends have less time to chat. I’m working almost … Continue reading

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Shrinking House Dreams

It says it on the For Sale flyer, so it must be true. My home has 868 square feet. Imagine 868 square legs to go with them. The shoe budget would be immense. It would definitely be a mobile home … Continue reading

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Health And Wealth

I went to the hospital a couple of days ago. I’m fine. So is the person who broke a bone and who needed a ride. Pardon me if I don’t say who. Discretion is probably best. In a few weeks … Continue reading

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Evolution Of Empire

Trends fascinate me. The other night I watched a movie, called “Something Ventured“, about the rise of venture capital and Silicon Valley. Before the end of the movie thoughts of much larger trends extended back thousands of years and ahead … Continue reading

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Unemployed With Style

Twelve months into looking for a job I received a compliment I never expected. “Tom, I know you’re going through some hard times, and I just have to say that I’m impressed with your style.” (Paraphrased because I was surprised … Continue reading

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Wrong About Dendreon

I was wrong about DNDN. I invested in Dendreon by buying shares of DNDN because I thought the company had a good chance of succeeding with their prostate cancer treatment (Provenge). The last time I looked, DNDN was down over … Continue reading

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