Where to start? I hold a PhD in Physics (U of T), worked for NASA in Washington, DC (during the Apollo program), there met a futures trader, who introduced me to trading - I blame him. Changed direction at 30 and won a CTA license and worked with a boutique futures house in California. Over the years, I have started and operated a variety of real businesses producing real products. For the past few years, I own and operate a greetings card business (humorous cards), and have somehow got involved in blogging in the financial markets (which are humorous in themselves). I have recently been invited to write an educational blog for MoneyWeek magazine in the UK, where I reside. I just cannot bear the idea of retiring; in fact, I am busier now than I have been for many years. My Motto: Life is for living - and variety really is the spice of life. Keep happy!