My lifestyle revolves around my yacht near the Florida Keys, where I live with my wife Rita. Since late last year I have been on a voyage through the Caribbean, on an indefinite hiatus from this entertaining internet site. For over three decades I was a professional engineer, researcher, and entrepreneur in the northeast, and even spent several years in the 90's in China helping to found an engineering company. Later in life I finished a PhD and consequently found myself better able to argue economics with my distinguished cousin Anthony Downs. These days I focus on those bargain stocks that remind me of the deals I found during the 1970's bear market. Like many of my friends, in 2011 I am bullish on some stocks in the solar sector.