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Archive for February, 2013

Book Review: The Signal and The Noise by Nate Silver

February 24, 2013
Book Review: The Signal and The Noise by Nate Silver

Ever wonder why economists, in general, seem to always “get it wrong?” Did the thought cross your mind that they seem not to be improving in their economic forecasting but get lucky once in awhile? How about the national weather forecasters – they seem to be definitely improving even though they drive us crazy showing […]

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No Trust, Minimal Business Activity . . .

February 17, 2013
No Trust, Minimal Business Activity . . .

At the time I write this blog post, there is a great deal of “stuff” being thrown into the air, inked into headlines and typed into cyberspace about the so-called sequestration. This man-made “disaster” is, depending on who you listen to, “just what we need to at least begin putting our fiscal house in order”; […]

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The Curmudgeon . . .

February 10, 2013
The Curmudgeon . . .

My day didn’t start out to be this way. Being a curmudgeon is definitely not my normal mindset. Actually, the day began with gratitude. Mimi’s Cafe has a location close by my home. I use it, from time to time, to meet folks I’m mentoring since I work out of my home office. It’s a […]

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The passing of an era . . .

February 3, 2013
The passing of an era . . .

I was supposed to be working on the newsletter. There were several columns left to write (this being one of them) and still, I found myself immersed in a project that could very easily wait for another time when deadlines were not looming. But this little “project” had been percolating in the back of my mind for […]

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