I’ve been gone for a while. Life on the West Coast has been keeping me busy. Between work, the commute, trying to see friends, traveling, and of course, trying to make heads or tails of writing a book, this blog has been neglected massively.
I’m opening the blog up to more frequent posts about a broader range of topics. Until I update the about page, I figured this would be a good place to talk about what I’ll be ranting about from now on:
– the current political environment and news
– economic & financial related news
– international events
– silicon valley/SF
– technology (specifically, Internet related stuff)
– marketing & business strategy
– other random things.
For now, I’ll once again confess my undying love for Amazon.com. I’ve been buying from amazon since 1999 and it’s amazing how much it continues to delight me. In fact, just yesterday, I ordered four books:
Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776 to the Present
Mr. China: A Memoir
The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play
Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism
If you want something good to read: A NYT Magazine piece that examines Moody’s, et al.
So a summary: LOST is great. Amazon rocks. The economy is in tatters. Fuel and food prices soar. People are still losing their homes. I’m in my 7th month of paying a mortgage on a condo that sits empty. Gas is at an all-time high. OPEC thinks it will still go higher. Oil companies have made record profits. Airlines record losses. People still can’t afford fuel and food. The stock market miraculously is increasing each day. And somehow the Celtics and Hawks are tied 2-2.