Monthly Archives: September 2012

Of Bruits and Stethoscopes: Choosing a Doctor

A few — okay, more than a few — years ago, when I was in my late twenties, I started a new job with a major investment brokerage firm.  For those who appreciate detail, the employer was Merrill Lynch, Pierce, … Continue reading

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Book review — A Gift to My Children, by Jim Rogers (Random House 2009)

Don’t let the slimness of this volume or its form, direct address to the author’s small children, fool you.  A Gift to My Children may be read by an adult as serious advice on investing, on the inevitability of change, … Continue reading

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Movie Review – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)

My practice is to read movie reviews only after I watch the movie, as I don’t want other reviewers to prejudice the viewing experience.  Such was the case with Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.  Rarely have such negative reviews been … Continue reading

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