Monthly Archives: January 2015

Growing Up in America: Boy to Man and being a Father

Fatherhood My son bet me five bucks that Boyhood will win ‘Best Picture’ at the Oscars. I took the bet; I think the story is really more about fatherhood…have you listened to the wonderful song in the background? “Let me … Continue reading

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Politician Reveals Last Page of Good Book: “Our God Wins”

On ‘Face the Nation’ again today, or was it ABC’s ‘This Week’ by George Stephanopoulos, I heard something bordering on sacrilege, blasphemy, but not heresy…for a secular, democratic, tolerant nation. A politician claimed, at prayer gathering where he announced exploring … Continue reading

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Surfing Waves of Market Volatility Late January

I have to admit to breathing a sigh of relief over the past week and a half…in a prior analysis on market volatility, I’d put my money on volatility easing in the short term. The blue ellipse in the picture … Continue reading

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A Probationary Officer’s Interest in Indian Culture

A sequential excerpt from Humbling and Humility Sid’s query, about clarifications members may need regarding the counseling group and sessions, pulled me back to the day’s session from troubled memories. No, I thought, recalling Sid’s wife-in-bed-with-another question, I had not … Continue reading

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Marital Infidelity: Shock of Discovery

An excerpt from Humbling and Humility My own thoughts drifted to that mid-July night in 2007 when I chanced upon my wife’s extra-marital affair. It was a hot monsoon night, and a lightning storm was active over a part of … Continue reading

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A Group of Twelve Angry, Gullible, Violent Men

An excerpt from “Humbling and Humility“ The Group Sid greeted the gathered bunch of morose men in one of the small windowless session rooms. The room had chairs around three sides, a large whiteboard on one wall, with a door … Continue reading

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SP500 Volatility and Simple Technical Analysis Mid-Jan

The trend, discussed in an earlier post on diminishing market sensitivity, continues…while the market has seen 350+ point swings (2% for the DJI) in the past couple of days. As in Fig. 1 above, VVIX is declining for rising peaks … Continue reading

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