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Someday We Will Celebrate

Thinking ahead. Looking forward past current crises. We’ve missed out on a year of celebrations. Some day we’ll declare success over the pandemic. We know it won’t truly be over. Most contagions find ways to survive, but some day enough … Continue reading

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Thirty Steaks – Burp

Burp (figuratively.) A while ago I celebrated finances that were good enough that I could take advantage of a sale on bulk meat – Thirty Steaks. You can probably imagine my doctor’s carefully tempered reaction. Polite and professional, but I … Continue reading

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Parabola Hyperbola Hyperbole – MVIS

Whee!!! Whoa. Wha? MicroVision’s stock, MVIS, has been doing some crazy stuff, lately. MicroVision has always been a story stock, but usually there was only a small audience listening. Something changed. A year ago it looked possible that a new … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Ads 2021

I feel sorry for the people who had to produce ads for the 2021 Super Bowl, and yet, maybe not too sorry. We’re in a pandemic that’s mutating. The US is so not-united that one of the ads was wise … Continue reading

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Gamestop And Moving Smaller Stocks

Oh dear. Some financial institutions are upset that some individual stockholders figured out how to play the market taking advantage of the institutions’ techniques. The big players are upset that others have begun beating them at their old game. Simply … Continue reading

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Retiring Anxieties – Plumbing, Health, Government

Use By Dates? Ha! In the midst of tackling yet another anxiety, I found a bottle of (probably haz-mat) stuff that was so old the bottle didn’t have a Use By Date, or a bar code, or (gasp!) even a … Continue reading

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Off Grid Living In Town

Power! People were offering me power! And I turned them down, with thanks. One way to experience off-the-grid living is to move to a rural area where storms are common. Up comes the wind, down come the trees, out goes … Continue reading

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Go West Or Somewhere

Things are changing. Ha! That and other gross understatements are provided at no charge (so far). “Go west, young man.” was advice delivered to people (men) struggling to escape terrible conditions on the east coast of the US. Gold rushes … Continue reading

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Popular Posts in 2020

Oh, what a year it was. Some of the topics I wrote about where: Politics, a pandemic, wildfires, storms, floods, changes in a social structure (including social media), health care, health insurance, Social Security, tea, writing, science fiction, real estate, … Continue reading

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Semi Annual Exercise EOY 2020

While the wide world and my private world were in turmoil, something unexpectedly positive happened in 2020. In the last six months since my mid-year semi-annual portfolio review and exercise my portfolio rose by a factor of 2.7. Since the … Continue reading

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