Happy Thanksgiving

Today demarcates one of the most truly American of holidays. And the kicker is, in these times if COVID, group gatherings are mightily constrained, and in my current situation, the libertarian resistance I would wish to exude, cohabit be entertained

But and nevertheless I wish well to all, lo this wantonly weird and heinous holiday season. 


Duty Done, Fast and Fun

I successfully completed my Christmas shopping on Amazon. It was convenient, and I stayed within my self ascribed budget, even accounting for items which will be recorded upon repayment.  I count that as a win-win. Man i love being a capitalist American Dutchman. It's for what i was born and inculcated. 


Errand run, Shopping Done

Yesterday afternoon, i completed my family Christmas shopping. I used a mall order catalogue that my aunt had as a template, found equivalent offerings on Amazon, ordered them. Easy peasy, Lemon Squeezy.


Checked on the State Website

Uncertain whether my absentee vote was counted, I checked the state election website.  My vote was counted. Did my civic duty, Dude. 


Setting the Stage

In light of the increased COVID numbers, I'm taking this latest lockdown as a sign from God that I ought presently to concentrate on myself and my personal portfolio finances. 

Ala Joliet Jake and Ellwood Blues, I shall romain on my Mission from God until He directs me elsewhere or tells me, "It is done," which has not yet been done. This is a time of lying fallow and passively pruning, ala the Japanese bonsai tree. Biding my time, being tactical all the while, remaining faithful to the strategy, following His Plan. 

The financial markets are open low the pandemic, most of their inner workings have been transferred to the Cloud, the internet writ large. Diffusion and redundancy are good things when dealing with Global finance. N.y favorite cookies of class during my MBA-marathon was Fin502, investing was my cassus bella for pursuing a graduate business degree; finance has always fascinated me; however, in college a requisite course was Bookkeeping--not my bag man. Much more of the investor, strategist-type. Much more interested in the Big Think than in executing the minutia.  

According to Einstein, the only human magic is compound interest; id est, interest on interest. And I always take that into account; however, no accountant am I. Never was my bag, man. 

When the COVID-ice thaws and I can make another surry into the dating scene, I shall be more equipped to marshal my available resources to go speed dating. 


Dark day Dawns, Just Hope it's not the Promised Dark Winter

Joe Biden was elected president, he promised lockdowns, and a Dark Winter. Good thing the Prepper in me bought 2 mos. worth of reserve foodstuffs. My Colorado-based, buddy from my college-days also loaded up with 1 month of backup foodstuffs. 📦🤞

By chance that I do not need it, I've front loaded a few months of food purchases. Win-win or more precisely, a no lose scenario. The very definition of the catbird seat. 👍

Not an endorsement, but we got ours on