November Elections

My observation is this: The opposing party almost always does better in the off-year elections in the US. If the Democrats cannot take back the House of Representatives in November, it will be a larger defeat than their loss in the Presidential election. I’m taking no sides, simply making an observation.

Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 47: Napoleon Hill and I

This podcast discusses my indirect association with Napoleon Hill through my old boss, and why thinking alone won’t make you rich.  Think and grow rich? Not so fast.

The Finger Pointers

I mostly read Facebook to remind me how fortunate I am. I don’t believe in conspiracies, I don’t hate people who disagree with me, I’m not hawking some miracle product, I don’t believe big businesses are evil, and I’m not showing gruesome pictures of injuries. What stuns me is the lengths to which people will go to find fault, to blame, to castigate. Today there’s some debate about whether the US flags were flown at half-staff sufficiently to honor Senator …

Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 8/27/18

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

We feed the birds year-round, mainly because I like to watch the feeders from my den window. (My current “squirrel proof” feeders do frustrate all but the most innovative Sciurus carolinensis.) During the summer, the birds spill some of the seeds and others pass right through their systems. The result is giant and numerous sunflowers all around the feeders. The sunflowers attract goldfinches, which help pollinate everything, and they, of course, hang around to eat and distribute more seeds. This …

I Know What’s Best (for Those I Don’t Agree With)

This is HL Mencken: “Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority. The more uncivilized the man, the surer he is that he knows precisely what is right and what is wrong.” There’s a certain revulsion one acquires on social media reading about how politicians (of the “other” party) should be held to higher standards, expected to be perfect, thrown out of office for lying—all of this pontification from people who cheat on their taxes, speed on the highways, …