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Debate Prep

September 25th, 2016 Posted by On Our Mind No Comment yet

Actually, I’m not talking about Trump or Clinton prep, but rather my own and that of other citizens. The Wall Street Journal yesterday had a fascinating piece contrasting serious policy debate, where elected officials lays out their beliefs while trying to decide public policy, from our current TV debates, where each individual basically does shameless self-promotion.  I loved reading

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Wells Fargo vs. Hillary

September 21st, 2016 Posted by On Our Mind 2 comments

I watched the video of Elizabeth Warren excoriating John Stumpf of Wells Fargo. I’m not saying that he is blameless or behaved nobly. However, there is supposed to be equal justice under the law. I would care more about her toughness to him if she would show the same toughness to politicians who are neither blameless nor noble – say Hillary Clinton. As an individual I can (and a few years ago did) take my money away from Wells Fargo. As an individual I was not able to remove Clinton as Secretary of State. Who should be held to a higher standard?

NY Bombings

September 18th, 2016 Posted by On Our Mind 1 comment

If one powerful  political party and most mainstream journalists are highly invested in the NYC bombings NOT being connected to Islamic terrorism or any leftist group, do we really think that information will be shared quickly and honestly?

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Boaters World

September 17th, 2016 Posted by On Our Mind 2 comments

Coming in to dock, those on nearby boats almost always head out to help grab your lines and be of assistance. A small part of this is self-interest. They want to make sure you don’t run into their boats. But mostly,

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Ahead of the Curve

September 13th, 2016 Posted by On Our Mind 2 comments

Sometimes, failing to clean properly is an asset. I was looking at a notebook (yes, for certain things I still prefer an old-fashioned notebook to a computer) from last year’s boating trip and out fell a New Yorker article from 2014 hailing the entrepreneurial work of scientific genius Elizabeth Holmes. I imagine that some who questioned her methods and claims were accused of being afraid of strong, intelligent women.

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Private Property vs. Community Health

September 6th, 2016 Posted by On Our Mind No Comment yet

In some cities, like Vancouver, British Columbia and Jerusalem, Israel, we have noticed that a significant percentage of apartments and condos in many buildings are vacant most of the year. In the former example, they tend to be owned by Chinese investors as an ’emergency refuge.’ In the latter case, they tend to be owned by Americans and Europeans who occupy them for holidays and vacations. In both cities, entire neighborhoods (more…)

All the news?

September 1st, 2016 Posted by On Our Mind 2 comments

Friends who lived in the former USSR tell us how learned to read between the lines of Pravda, the government newspaper. They certainly didn’t expect to get an honest account of important news from the tightly controlled articles. In the last few days, Drudge has reported Homeland Security considering taking charge of the upcoming election and another site reported a CA postal worker stashing close to 50,000 pieces of mail in her apartment. Why can’t we find info on these stories in the L.A. Times or other establishment papers? Are the stories bogus or is most of the media not even pretending to journalistic standards anymore?

Family vs. Patriotism

August 28th, 2016 Posted by On Our Mind No Comment yet

Life is a terrific balance. We need families who send their loved ones to war to defend their country, but people who don’t have families are less likely to love their country. I discuss this conundrum in my latest podcast.

Up and Running

August 24th, 2016 Posted by On Our Mind 2 comments

This has been an exciting few days for us as we launch our new website. There is so much we look forward to sharing with you that we couldn’t do in the past. Thank you very much for the positive feedback and we appreciate the patience and generosity of those of you who have run into the inevitable adjustment glitches. We will keep on working with our fantastic web partners Colby Foster and Greg Bartos to get everything running smoothly. They’ve been a pleasure to work with translating technical know how into language even we can understand.

Welcome to our new website!

August 16th, 2016 Posted by On Our Mind No Comment yet

We are so excited to welcome you to our newly updated site! We hope you enjoy our new look.

Keep your eye on this box, where we will jot down quick thoughts on what’s in the news and front and center in our thoughts.