Lifestyle

$pring Training 2019

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This is an update to a post that first appeared in March 2018. Finally our seasonal spring weather has arrived: sunshine; warm temperatures; longer days; more outdoor activities; wildflowers; the scent of citrus; and baseball. When it comes to baseball I see it as a metaphor for spring: the rebirth of another season when anything […]

Finance

Should You Carry an Umbrella?

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My wife recently took over the treasurer duties of her volunteer group. To complete the transition, she needed to meet with an outgoing board member at a near-by bank. Unfortunately, the outgoing board member did not show up as expected. Less than a block away she was in an accident where she allegedly hit a […]

Podcasts

RH 027 Stock Market Declines and Hop Rising

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Show Notes Retirement Segment 2018 was the worst December since the Great Depression. The DOW was down -5.6% and the S&P 500 -6.2%. For reference the DOW lost -34% and S&P 500 -37% during the 2008 financial meltdown. Additional factors that increase investor anxiety Most market volatility since 2008 Recency bias – the tendency to […]

Health

Relationship Anger

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relationship anger

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always had a low opinion of anger. We all know that if mismanaged, anger can lead to hostility, aggression, rage and violence. When that happens, everyone loses. So I find myself surprised to be writing in defense of anger – specifically what I call relationship anger. Background I […]

Lifestyle

Reflections on Work

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I am a proponent of focusing on today and living in the moment. But sometimes I find myself reflecting on the past (introspective bondage – nah). I have a need to assess areas of my life in order to make sense of them and myself. Not surprisingly work is one of them. Here’s what I […]