I am a materials engineer specializing in advanced finishes and coatings used in anti-corrosion and UV inhibition applications. I have undergraduate degrees in history and chemistry from Michigan State University. I have been managing my own portfolio since 1998 with a fair amount of success. I learned a great deal from the technology bubble and thus was unscathed by the housing bubble. I am a skeptic, but not to the point of cynical delusion. Rather than attempt to justify, I attempt to understand. I am neither bull nor bear. Instead, I look to find ways to benefit from the reality at hand.