Dear Reader, The Las Vegas taxi driver was an old fifty-something, with a mullet hanging out of the back of his battered baseball cap and a potato sack gut hanging over his belt. Having driven a cab myself, long ago and far away, I habitually engage in cabbie chat, as I did now. “So, how’s biz?” “Horrible...
Dear Reader, This week I tripped over an old musical favorite, I'm Your Captain , by Grand Funk Railroad, which is what I'm listening to as I begin this weekly missive. While the song has a little rust on it, for those of you who haven't taken a ride on Grand Funk Railroad of late, it's...
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March 6, 2009 Dear Readers, Of late, it seems as though I have gotten sideways with the technology deities. First, as reported recently, was my accidental deletion of an hour-and-a-half recorded interview with trading gurus Dave Hightower and Terry Roggensack. Then, yesterday, while waiting to put in...
February 27, 2009 Dear Readers, This morning, as I was looking over dispatches from correspondents around the world – from Ed in Alberta… Sadia in the UK… Baldy in Indonesia… the “General” in Portugal… and Nitin in Katmandu – I began to appreciate what it must have been like to be on the news desk during...
August 22, 2008 Dear Readers, Summer weather, at least that of the preferable sort, has finally returned to the corner of the globe where your correspondent sits listening, too loudly, to Michael Franti’s Yell Fire! . ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7WASrQFg8o ) For those of you unfamiliar with Franti...
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