Category Archives: Investment

Ukraine on the Proud Highway: Skidding in Broadside.

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and … Continue reading

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The West is as Thick as the Earth’s Mantle

It’s funny how some posts come to be. Sometimes I stop myself partway through a reply to a commenter on another post, thinking, hey; there’s enough meat in this for a whole post, rather than just a one-paragraph rant. Or … Continue reading

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Flirting With Disaster

…Speeding down the fast lane, honey Playin’ from town to town; The boys and I have been burnin’ it up, can’t seem to slow it down. I’ve got the pedal to the floor, our lives are runnin’ faster, Got our … Continue reading

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When I Fight Reality, Reality Always Wins.

When I hear the phrase, “American rocker”, I frequently think of John Mellencamp. He started out in the 1970’s, professionally, as ‘John Cougar’ because his manager said nobody would ever buy a record by someone named John Mellencamp. Eventually, when … Continue reading

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Seeing More of the Big Picture in Ukraine

They whisper still, the injured stones, the blunted mountains weep As he died to make men holy, let us die to make things cheap And say the Mea Culpa, which you’ve gradually forgot Year by year Month by month Day … Continue reading

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Who Needs Luck When Your Enemies Are Stupid?

“People always call it luck when you have acted more sensibly than they have.” -Anne Tyler “Luck is a word the bitter teach the ignorant” -Steve Maraboli; “Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience” Perhaps this would be … Continue reading

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The Madness of Anders Aslund; Economic Advice for Ideologues With Too Much Money

Unwrap yourself for a starving man Come drown your thoughts if they bite you Turn off the world if it makes you hurt I’m just a clown but I like you… Max Webster, from “Let Go the Line” What follows … Continue reading

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