Monthly Archives: February 2015

A Writer: Artist, or Craftsperson?

Came across a question in a discussion group some weeks ago: “Is a writer an artist, or a craftsperson?” They are both, are they not? Craftspeople, and artists, in varying proportion? A difference, or distinction, if you will, is perhaps … Continue reading

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Law Enforcement, Force, and Civility

An excerpt from Humbling and Humility Excessive Force As I waited in a corridor of the intervention program offices with others, for the earlier session to finish up, Paul approached me and started a conversation. He said that his judge … Continue reading

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Markets at Record Highs this week…

The SP500 has broken out and above its recent trading channel, heading to an all-time record high of 2097. The Dow Jones index is above a psychological 18,000 level, and the Nasdaq-100 index is very close to its all-time high … Continue reading

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Life, Consciousness, Thinking and Feeling: Lines of Code?

Gray Goo Paranoia Recall, in the early days of Nanotechnology development, an irrational fear of gray goo taking over the world? That was all about tiny self-replicating inorganic thingies – nano-sized – multiplying rapidly and taking over the world. We … Continue reading

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Violent Volatility in the SP500

Headlines on market news sites scream: “The market is up 3% for the week!” And, “The losses of January erased!” Yes, it is up 3% for the week…but hasn’t changed much at all since the beginning of the year as … Continue reading

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Conduct Unbecoming: “Get out of here, you low life scum!”

Another Politician Mouths Obscenities Isn’t the Congress the house of The People? Isn’t any proceeding in congress held for the people, and conducted by their representatives? Are people not allowed to express themselves in their own house, in proceedings held … Continue reading

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Another Down Week and January: Volatility Takes Over

I was wrong in my expectation of market action this past week. It turned out to be far more exciting than imagined. Earnings numbers have been generally quite good, with more than 70% of SP500 beating expectations, some spectacularly so, … Continue reading

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