Monthly Archives: February 2013

Notice Foreclosure Notice

Yesterday I got the call. The mortgage company called, and in a rare case, I answered. In their usual manner, they delivered the news that they will begin foreclosure on my house on March 17th. I can’t recall their quote … Continue reading

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My Jobs Report Month 18

Eighteen months. My job search has gone from regrettable but an opportunity to dive into old passions (before regular job reports), to surprise it was taking so long (at nine months) and putting my home on the market,  to temporary … Continue reading

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PicoP Ala Newton

I like to look ahead. I like to guess at trends and watch them develop. That skill, talent, and habit is why I live on Whidbey Island. It is why I invest in individual stocks. Decades of looking ahead is … Continue reading

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The Day Before

On Thursday, a meteor blew up over Russia. On Wednesday, there was plenty of press preparing people for an asteroid that would pass by on Friday. So, even when millions were ready to watch the skies for one cosmic event, … Continue reading

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Small Recoveries

Try to remember. Try to remember those days when there was actual enthusiasm when people talked about stocks. The Irrational Exuberance era was appropriately named, but its negative over-reaction hasn’t worn the title it deserves: Irrational Revulsion. For the last … Continue reading

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Choose Your Emotion

“Tom, how’s it going?” With a week like these last seven days, the answer changes with the hour.  Luckily, my walk across Scotland was a lesson in picking my emotions. Events trigger emotions as ever, but because of a revelation … Continue reading

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Renaissance Rebirth

Something’s up and I don’t know what, but it may be an epochal change in civilization. Such a change makes me question my assumptions, including those behind my book, Dream. Invest. Live., that is the basis for this blog.  The … Continue reading

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Computational Hiatus

Remember life before computers? The percentage of the population that does diminishes every day. Even a brief break from them is an adjustment, even for me, and I remember when typing involved a typewriter. My laptop sits here, beside my … Continue reading

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