Thursday, October 31, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday Tune-up

Chick Corea, "Armando's Rhumba"

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Quote for the Week, October 27-November 2, 2013

Is it time to disappear?
Oh babe, can we just get out of here?
You and me love and no one near
Walk me to the edge of the world
Meet me at the edge of the world
I'm waiting at the edge of the world
--song by Over the Rhine

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

QE Is Destroying Wealth

"The failure of investors to learn from experience isn’t just an inconvenience – the constant misallocation of capital resulting from these speculative episodes is gradually destroying our nation’s economic potential for long-term growth and job creation. We measure our standard of living by the amount of output that an individual is able to command for a given amount of work. We measure our productivity by the amount that an individual is able to produce for a given amount of work. Over time, these two must go hand in hand. Policies that misallocate savings away from productive investment and toward unproductive speculation are the same policies that do long-term violence to our nation’s standard of living. Although the members of the Federal Reserve undoubtedly mean well, their actions are at the center of the assault."

--John Hussman, weekly market commentary (10-21-13)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tuesday Tune-up

André Rieu, "The Emperor Waltz"

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Quote for the Week, October 20-26, 2013

That field, never shall I forget it.  From a selfish point of view it would be so much easier to die than to see all that suffering.
--William Potwin Morgan, officer in the American Expeditionary Forces, following the Battle of Soissons, July 1918

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tuesday Tune-up

Lucy Schwartz, "Gravity"

Monday, October 14, 2013

Grown Men Behaving Deliriously

Watch the dugout empty.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Quote for the Week, October 13-19, 2013

The future is already here--it's just not evenly distributed.
--William Gibson

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Tift Merritt Performs in Ann Arbor

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tuesday Tune-up

Rachel Platten, "Nothing Ever Happens"

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Quote for the Week, October 6-12, 2013

The United States is a country of amnesia.  It is obsessed with its future, and Europe is paralyzed by its past.
--George Friedman

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Tuesday Tune-up

The Byrds, "Turn, Turn, Turn"