Although I am new to Seeking Alpha, I am certainly not new to investing; I have 18 years of investing experience. Recently, a good friend of mine suggested I share some of my investing thoughts. While I do hope that I will receive some recognition among my peers for my stock-picking acumen, I am largely penning articles for my own pleasure. Please feel free to contact me as you wish. I will respond as I have time. In my blog, I will recommend companies which I believe will significantly outperform the market. I will not recommend a company unless I have invested my own money in it. Talk is cheap - I do not like it when people don't put their money where their mouth is.