America’s Hot Imports

By most standards, I am considered to be a literate, well-traveled and urban man. However, as of late, I am questioning my own credentials. It seems that I missed a few hot imports to our shining shores. A flock of young and attractive Aussie actresses, including the lovely Ms. Kane pictured above, have invaded Tinseltown.Continue reading “America’s Hot Imports”


“And so it was necessary to teach people not to think and make judgments, to compel them to see the nonexistent, and to argue the opposite of what was obvious to everyone …“ —Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago Why are we so afraid of differing opinions? On the cusp of my seventh decade of life, IContinue reading “Afraid.”

Amazing in Red

Fighting the urge to be political, I still find myself scratching my head at those we choose to lead us. And, yes by media standards the AOC dress scandal and the attending uproar is jurassically old news. Being older and I trust wiser, I take my time to aim before firing. I like to letContinue reading “Amazing in Red”

Flash Crash.

Last week Bitcoin, the heavy touted and highly scrutinized crypto bellwether experienced a flash crash on the order of 17%. Or $100 billion in lost value to investors in less than an hour. From $52,900 to $42,900 in the blink of an eye (see the chart below). A devastating drop with no follow through selling.Continue reading “Flash Crash.”

From Russia with Love

Always on the lookout for the odd piece of intelligence, I spied a Financial Times report detailing a Bank of Russia warning about the state of the global economy. Instead of tailgating on Saturday, I found myself on the Russian central bank’s website. The site is easy to navigate and fortunately, with my Russian skillsContinue reading “From Russia with Love”


I must admit I had to look up the definition of a hypocrite to be absolutely certain. A hypocrite is a person who indulges in hypocrisy. No surprise. According to Merriam Webster hypocrisy is defined as “behavior that contradicts what one claims to believe or feel.” In a bitter recall election, Newsom handed ammunition toContinue reading “Hypocrisy??”


In deciding to co-found this blog with my oldest son, I realized I needed to find my voice. For writers, our voice is a style silencing the little critic inside our heads persistently challenging us to be brief, unique, and clarion in our narratives. Don’t get it twisted, writers are performance artists craving your attentionContinue reading “Gaslighting”