Looks like keeping everything crossed last night did some good … now to see what happens when the market opens later on today. So far futures are indicating a broad-based up-market day, but how is that going to affect the financials, and specifically Morgan Stanley? At least we’ve got our deal in place, and so […]

Crisis on the Street

Crisis on Wall Street as Lehman Totters, Merrill Is Sold, AIG Seeks to Raise Cash – Fed Will Expand Its Lending Arsenal in a Bid to Calm Markets; Moves Cap a Momentous Weekend for American Finance NEW YORK — The American financial system was shaken to its core on Sunday. Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. […]

A nomad growing roots

Nomads at last | Wireless communication is changing the way people work, live, love and relate to places—and each other, says Andreas Kluth. Illustration by Bell Mellor AT THE Nomad Café in Oakland, California, Tia Katrina Canlas, a law student at the nearby university in Berkeley, places her double Americano next to her mobile […]

Crazy weekend

So after yesterday’s ride, I was pretty much wiped out in the evening … was thinking about going to bed about 9:00, when I get a tweet from the Reverend Big Ring, who was at the Bayou quaffing Chimay with his lovely fiancée Rachel, the Husla (who of course was not drinking), and a few […]

Poetry Friday (and it’s a doozy)

HEY ALLEN GINSBERG WHERE HAVE YOU GONE AND WHAT WOULD YOU THINK OF MY DRUGS? A mouse went to see his mother. When his car broke down he bought a bike. When the bike wore out he bought skates. When the skates wore down he ran. He ran until his sneakers wore through. Then he […]

Reality bites …

Had an appointment with the crazy doctor tonight … and I’ve got a lot of thinking to do about some of the things that have been going through my head the past week or so. Things like: Beating myself up for stepping out of my comfort zone, and failing. Rather than beating myself up, I […]