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Embracing the Giving Season

December 22, 2021

The holidays are the giving season, and they call it the giving season for good reason. You see, it’s estimated that about 30% of annual donations occur between Thanksgiving […]

Sadness Amidst the Benevolent Universe

December 15, 2021

The year is nearly over, and compared to 2020, 2021 has been a relative return to normalcy. I mean, despite this year’s political, social and pandemic tumult and flare […]

The High Velocity Options Solution  

December 8, 2021

“It’s good to keep your options open.” That’s one of the many slices of advice my father was fond of raining down on me in my youth. And though it is somewhat of a cliché, it’s also a pretty sound way to live. You see, what you want in life are choices, because the more […]

The Two Horsemen of the Apocalypse 

December 1, 2021

Volatility is back! And it’s back in a big way. Indeed, since the revelation late Thanksgiving night that a new COVID-19 variant, dubbed “Omicron,” had been identified in South Africa, markets have been extremely nervous.  That was evidenced by Friday’s huge holiday-shortened session selloff, where the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite both got smacked down […]

Eating Well This Thanksgiving Feast

November 24, 2021

When it comes to the art of celebrating through feasting, there is perhaps no expression better than that belonging to fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, who once […]

10 Punk Rock Rules For Success

November 17, 2021

“I just wish to shine brighter, and if it burns my body to a crisp, I’m happy to go right now.” That bit of high-intensity wisdom comes from a man who I admire deeply: singer, songwriter, spoken-word artist, author, actor, radio and TV show host, publisher and true renaissance man Henry Rollins. Henry made his […]

Is a 29% Plunge Coming?

November 10, 2021

Stocks are in a bullish mood. In fact, the markets are up about 6.6% over the past month, and year to date, the broad-based measure of the domestic equity market, the S&P 500 index, is up some 24.6%. Yes, it’s another bull march for stocks, and that’s made intrepid investors a lot of money along […]

Dumping The Ideological ‘Package Deal’

November 3, 2021

In September 2020, I presented you with a guest editorial by my very good friend, writer, filmmaker and intellectual activist Stewart Wade Margolis. Stewart has been my friend and fellow advocate for a reason since our days together at UCLA. He’s also been a guest on my podcast, Way of the Renaissance Man. In this short […]

Under A Benevolent Mushroom Cloud

October 27, 2021

Growing up as a child during the Cold War, I had a persistent, if not immediate, sense of fear omnipresent in my mind. That interred fear was caused by what was then a very real possibility of a global thermonuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union. Indeed, the horrifying idea of a […]

Digesting a Tide Pod

October 20, 2021

A few years back, the mainstream news was packed with the absurdity of a new game being played by adolescents called the “Tide Pod Challenge.” This “game” […]

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