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.
Market observer with legal background and interest in financial services, physical commodities trading, shipping and irrational exuberance. Values entrepreneurship and good governance, may also use some behavioral investment/contrarian criteria.
Let's see, Veteran (Vietnam era), Commercial Artist, picture framer, industrial engineer & corporate executive (once upon a time), small business owner and operator, Ayn Rand fan, Libertarian (and no, its not a synonym for "Republican" or "Conservative"), and history buff. Serious investor, I need to earn money from my assets, and I'm of the age where I pull money out to help put food on the table. I like to fish, but just as with my investing, I am a "meat fisherman", I only kill what I plan to consume.
Former long-time business editor of major US women's magazine and contributing editor at dozens of different "trade" and consumer publications. Author of over 3,000 print magazine articles in past 30 years.
Penn Ph.D., centrist Republican.
Please visit my blogsites:
Baby Boomers-The Angriest Generation http://angriestgeneration.wordpress.com
The Rest of U.S. (for and about political Centrists) http://newcentristera.wordpress.com
and my brand-new blog about Markets:
Capital Punishment-Markets Through the Looking Glass http://marketslookingglass.wordpress.com
Dowser, Anti-war activist, Civil rights activist, former O.T.R. truck driver, Job Steward, Union rep, Teamsters local 959-Alaska.
radio talk show host, 1964-68/1986 to 1989, WCHD-FM/KFAR-AM.
Veteran, Viet -Nam era.
Political Prisoner, 1969-1973, Federal- class action law suits,
part of group that Impeached Nixon, (within 24 hours of after SCOTUS decision on Illegal wire-tapping nix-on ordered the wiretaps removed from Democratic Party offices in the WATERGATE, a min wage rent-a-guard found the masking tape on the door locks...the rest is history.
Political Consultant; Campaign Director for Local, State, Federal Political offices,
Directed Republican, Democratic, Libertarian, and Independent parties races.
Owner Media Directions (Full service Advertising agency-1987-1997 We made hard hitting, CONTRAST Ad's,(Wat you call; NEGATIVE ADS-because they HIT you! For both sides.) inter-net, TV/Radio, Print. Fairbanks, Alaska
Writer, Poet, see poem for Bill; http://www.echonyc.com/~poets/vol8/forrest.html
Hymns f/America (on going)1994- present
Weigh Station Closed (Over the road 49 states poems/prose) 2009
I dowse for water, and my specialty is SITE Preparation via dowsing. 10 years experience.
I will find the subterranean cracks in the new building site, you will get: a new building/home w/out foundation cracks, and the needed resulting repairs, insurance claims etc.
Religious structures are free, (gas and food for the dowser), this includes, Temples, Churches, Mosques, as I believe fully in your right to freely worship. I get Enraged over nuts burning Churches, Temples, etc..
Of course, you have the freedom, you can build with the least amount of thought and use the cheapest labor, thrown down the pad, slam together yr construction help via pick-up truck illegal hires,and roll the office building, the mall, or home on someone else, BUT
if you want it to stand for 50-Plus years, then you need a dowsing site survey.
I work in earthquake country,(NV/CA) but the cracks are coast to coast.
As a Dowser, I can find most anything, lost items, people, mining minerals, water, rivers, Nat gas, Oil, lost jewelry, keepsakes, etc.
I can also teach the skills of dowsing.