I was shocked when a friend of mine in an amazing matter-of fact tone, told me that she had recently been assaulted by three men as she was getting out of her car one evening after work. At one point, one of the men pulled out a gun and pointed it at her. [...]
Even for me, I was early. The joke among those who know me is that there are the standard time zones, and then there is the “Ted-Time” zone, which means early…… German heritage early, I guess.
I always try, for example, to be at the airport at least two hours before my flight. On this [...]
Wow, the Windy City was living up to its reputation. 20-25 mile per hour gusty winds showed up as ordered for “Community Kite Day”, sponsored by the local Department of Parks and Recreation. However, the warmth that was imagined for this didn’t make an appearance. 33 + degrees, snow spitting periodically, the [...]
Times are tough. The stock market is setting record highs but the average American is still stuck in a recession. Many of us have been forced to downsize and are still struggling to meet our monthly expenses with no relief in sight. All of this stress and anxiety can take its toll on our health. [...]
I was talking to an acquaintance the other day and she was sharing her list of current challenges, which were substantial. She’d lost her job (due to the company she worked for suddenly and without warning closing) and had been refused unemployment as a result of a number of complications. As a result she was [...]
The United States Congress – Washington Politics – Politicians -The people who run election campaigns – the government.
It might be just about the crowd I hang out with, but it seems like it would be tough these days to find anyone who has much respect for any of the above. Unless, of course, they were [...]
I spent the weekend in La Jolla, California. Here’s what I learned:
La Jolla means “The Jewel”. The Jewel is a stretch of spectacular California coastline just 20 minutes (it used to take four hours to travel the 14 miles or so from San Diego) north of San Diego.
I was mesmerized as I walked the spectacular “Coastal Walk” trail [...]
“…inbred human propensities to swing from euphoria to fear and back again seem permanent… generations of experience do not appear to have tempered those propensities…”
– Alan Greenspan, Economist and former Chairman of The Federal Reserve
When it comes to investing, we are our own worst enemies. Rather than being dependent on quantitative [...]
“Most of the time common stocks are subject to irrational and excessive price fluctuations in both directions as the consequence of the ingrained tendency of most people to speculate or gamble… to give way to hope, fear, and greed… The investor’s chief problem and even his worst enemy is likely to be [...]
“Most of the time common stocks are subject to irrational and excessive price fluctuations in both directions as the consequence of the ingrained tendency of most people to speculate or gamble… to give way to hope, fear, and greed… The investor’s chief problem and even his worst enemy is likely to be himself.” – Benjamin [...]