Back in the Saddle

Back at it this week… Back to writing (yeah!), commodity trading, et cetera…

I've been really lax in my blogging the last few months… Not "sharing" like I used to on the old site… I hope to start getting back to more "real world" posts soon… On what I'm doing, news of the world, politics, et cetera… Just got to get all my ducks in a row first… I also hope to have most, if not all, of my articles reposted (at least all those I'm going to repost) by the beginning of next week… 

Back with more soon!

Ciao for now!

Religulous

After having read The End of Faith by Sam Harris, and agreeing with most of it, I can’t wait to see this upcoming "documentary"… Though I will admit that Bill
Maher isn’t one of my favorite, comedians/social critics…

How about you? Will any of you see this?


Little Brother

We are back from Salt Lake City… A little the worse for wear, heat and too much food… For a city that may be the most boring city in the North American Hemisphere, it can sure take a toll… 

Anyway, back to the “grind.” I’ve already got caught up on my commodity trading, issuing an order to get into Dec. Oats, and Dec. Cotton (they haven’t filled yet), and get caught up on all my communications… I’ve got my new training cycle built (see the athletics page if you’re interested). And now have my blogs updated…

So, how should I spend the next four hours?

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While I was out in SLC, I picked up a FANTASTIC book called Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

LittleBrother

It may be the best book I’ve read this year… And don’t let the fact that it was written for the teen/young adult market fool you… This is a book that EVERYONE should read, and pay head to! The politics of the novel are definitely to the left (for all you elephant lovers out there), but for all that, this is a story that needs to be read (and understood) by everyone… Incapsulating the novel in twenty-one words: it is about the value(s) of freedom vs. the “need” for security… And what that means — especially in 21st century America…

    “Little Brother sounds an optimistic warning. It extrapolates from current events to remind us of the ever-growing threats to liberty. But it also notes that liberty ultimately resides in our individual attitudes and actions. In our increasingly authoritarian world, I especially hope that teenagers and young adults will read it—and then persuade their peers, parents and teachers to follow suit.” —Dan Gillmor, technology journalist, author of We the Media on Little Brother

Check it out!