I am an investor who actively manages a portfolio of accounts, taxable and deferred, for our family. I retired from active work in 2001 and find the rewards of investing, financially and intellectually, as rewarding as ALMOST anything else I've done. My primary investment focus on a daily basis is in equity growth E&P oil and gas companies. I am very long HK, KOG, EXXI, GEOI, ETP, KMP, KMR, MHR, WMB, WPX (WPX through WMB). I don't do tricks, end runs, etc. I use options carefully. I have a high level of disregard for pomposity and self-importance in investment writers. I like those who are numerate, careful and clear in their writing. I believe in concentration as a tool with a close eye on circumstances on whether to maintain a direction. I don't believe in panicking when Europe is down and Asia is up or a sudden rush on a given commodity. I have degrees in Economics, Business and History.