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July 9, 2020

Holiday Road: Vacationers Bringing Home Unwanted Souvenirs

After months of being cooped up in their houses, Americans have been clamoring for a chance to pack up everyone in the old Wagon Queen Family […]
July 7, 2020

When the Levee Breaks: China’s Three Gorges Dam in Danger?

Back in “B.C.” times (Before Children) when I owned my BMW 3-series convertible, it was pretty standard practice on long trips to put the top down, […]
July 2, 2020

End of an Era: What Happens When it’s Time to Pass the Torch?

Comedy legend Carl Reiner died on Monday at the incredible age of 98. Relevant to the end, he had been up tweeting/reminiscing about Noel Coward’s prolific […]
June 30, 2020

Follow Your Nose: Weird Data Can Often Be the Most Predictive

My daughter loves Fruit Loops. We think it’s because her favorite color is “rainbow” or “all them” – but whatever the reason, she is powerless to […]
June 25, 2020

Just Keep Moving: Mobility Data Shows “The Real Economy”

Over the course of 9+ years, my fellow bandmates and I saw the country through the window of a 15-passenger van. From coast to coast, city […]
June 23, 2020

Father Knows Best: Stories, Sports, Sitcoms and Speculations

Hope everyone out there had a great Father’s Day weekend… our family celebrated in true “Every-dad” style by spending time outside in beautiful weather, making cocktails […]
June 18, 2020

Fortune Telling: Reading the Tea Leaves on China and Bolton

About 20 years ago, when I was a musician and teacher based out of the Morgantown, WV area, I had a little 1-bedroom apartment across the […]
June 16, 2020

How to Keep this Kangaroo Market From Kicking You Into Next Week

Honestly, there isn’t a whole lot of news coming through on the various Financial TV networks that I don’t see first somewhere else… usually Twitter or […]
June 11, 2020

Fast & Furious? – Diesel Inventories Surged, Profits Purged

I love cars. However, it is an interest that came much later in life for me. As a touring musician, I spent the bulk of my […]