Monthly Archives: March 2017

Trump presidency poses challenge for investors

“Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.” I’ve been thinking about Warren Buffett’s advice to investors as I try to figure out how to play the Trump presidency. Like many folks these days, I’m uneasy about … Continue reading

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A dictionary defense doesn’t always cut it

Before getting to Ben Carson, the new secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and his comparison of slaves to immigrants, let me mention a useful lesson I learned as a newspaper copy editor:  In the public arena, it’s futile to … Continue reading

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Body language is revealing in Oval Office photo

I was alerted to the significance of the Kellyanne Conway couch controversy by my wife, who often seems to have her finger on the pulse of America. She came into the kitchen one morning last week and pointed to a … Continue reading

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“God Bless America” turns unsettling at Folsom concert

Nothing’s simple in these politicized times. The haunting words and melody of  “Danny Boy” are still running through my head today, and I’ll admit the lullaby “Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral” brought a tear to my eye. That’s what spending an evening with The … Continue reading

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