Oh, the stock market and emotion

Was just reading a lending market update which included a note about the puzzling behavior of the stock market last week. Faced with a number of positive economic indicators, the market sold off pretty heavily. Well, with my time at Fortune 500s, I’ve seen this before. I learned a long-time ago that Wall Street, the Read More …

More people need to learn the beauty of bullet points and the glorious application of brevity.

So, just got another 10 page email “summarizing” updates made to one of the websites I work out of. This is just insane. Only geeks like me read that much “summary”. Well, folks like me and attorneys. I think more people need to learn the beauty of bullet points and the glorious application of brevity. Really. Read More …

Site Updates

I wasn’t very happy with the layout and design of this site lately. After spending some time perusing the mind-blowing array of themes (it’s one of the things I love about the WordPress ecosystem: the huge number of options available), I opted for this new one: Catch Responsive. Looks cleaner and more elegant, to me Read More …

Capitalist Based Issues with Tech Tools

I hate, hate, hate feeling beholden to one entity. That feeling of helplessness; ugh! When it comes to tech tools for the business world, Microsoft and Adobe created great tools. However we’re stuck with whatever price they want charge. Take a look at the current shift to a subscription model.  Anyway, I feel a need to Read More …

The Lovely Town Of Sultan

Good ol’ Sultan, butted up against the edge of the Cascades. I spent many a summer’s day/night up by Spada Lake and making a general nuisance of myself in the Sultan Basin.  Fortunately, my friends and I were able to avoid annoying too many folks and that the selfie hadn’t been invented yet. This little town off Read More …

HOV to HNWI Lanes

I have misgivings about shifting 405’s HOV lanes to the premium priced lanes. I’ve taken to calling them HNWI (High Net Worth Individual) lanes. Maybe it just offends my democratic (please note the lower case “d”) values. But the purpose of the lanes was to encourage more carpooling. Is this change acknowledging failure of this Read More …

Lynnwood Traffic Work – 68th by Edmonds Community College

If you’ve been anywhere near the community college, you’ve seen the massive re-do of the traffic flow. I’m so glad to see the nasty bottle-neck that was 68th & 208th taken care of. I think the roundabout at 204th & 68th, with the new intersection at 204th & highway 99, will really help with the Read More …

Time Stand Still, Rush and Earworm Songs

Rush’s Time Stand Still has been on earworm for me all day. Not complaining, to be clear; love the song. Perhaps my subconscious grabs ahold of it as my son moves into Middle School; capturing a bit of my zeitgeist? Eh… Their musicality deeply resonates with me. When I studied bass, Geddy Lee’s skills blew my Read More …