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Super Bowl Ads Sigh In 2016

Oh, advertisers. For one day each of the last fifty years you’ve publicly exercised your power during the Super Bowl, the event that seems to be the ultimate in sports competitions but that really only makes sense within 5% of … Continue reading

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Happy Working Birthday

Hurrah! I survived another year. Thursday was my birthday and I celebrated by working a day that was fuller than most. The fact that I was glad to be working surprised many people. I’m not surprised. For people in the … Continue reading

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Popular Posts 2015

As much as I enjoy writing about many aspects of personal finance, including living in a conscious community like Whidbey, the most popular posts of 2015 almost all dealt with one of my investments: MVIS, the stock for MicroVision. Pico … Continue reading

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Semi Annual Exercise EOY 2015

Another half a year, another dive into my portfolio to see how things are going. I actually check more often; but I have a semi-annual exercise schedule for my portfolio (and lately it feels like my physical exercise schedule, too). … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Perspective

Fasten seat belts, or the mental equivalent. Today I read something that convinced me to put personal finance (the inspiration for this blog) in perspective. They’ve finally proved that the universe is weird. As if you didn’t know that, but … Continue reading

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Truck Repair And The Value Of Community

Ugh. The week before Christmas, time to get the tree (hoping for a late shopper’s discount), and the truck’s dashboard lights up red. The battery symbol flashes, the rpms drop, the engine dies, and I steer and brake the 4,800 … Continue reading

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The Second Depression

If I was writing a book I could give this concept a better treatment, but practicalities inspire me to write about it anyway. We may be living within a spiral of history, when things repeat but not in the same … Continue reading

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Disappointed In MVIS

I am disappointed in MVIS and in MicroVision because of what has and hasn’t happened so far in 2015. I am also somewhat encouraged in MicroVision and a bit less encouraged about MVIS because of their progress towards their potential. … Continue reading

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Investing Speculating Gambling

Step right up and take a chance. If you have money, you’re taking chances. Bury it or burn it. Spend it on assets or experiences. Money involves risk, even when we treat it as a boring piece of paper. The … Continue reading

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Startup Earnings Comparison – AMSC GIG And MVIS

I didn’t think they could manage it but they did it again. Well, actually, I thought they could; but surely with this much storied potential and decades of effort they were due for some good news. It is earnings season … Continue reading

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