Monthly Archives: January 2014

How the Economic Machine Works, by Ray Dalio: A Post-graduate Degree in Economics in 30 Minutes.

You’d listen if this video featured Warren Buffoon (sorry, misspelling) Buffett.  You should listen to Ray Dalio.

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Shift in Magnetic North Pole Induces Manuscript Error

The editor of my first novel, Cold Winter Rain, performed her task almost without flaw.  As I am also married to her, the quality of her work heightened my appreciation of her capabilities with language, memory, analysis, persistence, even organization, … Continue reading

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Obsession With Safety Slows Innovation in Space

In his new book Safe is Not an Option, author Rand Simberg argues that too much emphasis on safety — most of it fueled by politicians — threatens to stifle human effort to push back the frontier of space.  Here … Continue reading

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Japan Offers to Lend U.S. Half the Cost of D.C. to Baltimore Mag-Lev Train

Japan’s Prime Minister proposed to President Obama during a conference last year that Japan would lend the United States half the cost of building a Japanese-technology mag-lev train between Baltimore and Washington.  The cost for thirty-seven miles?  Eight billion dollars. … Continue reading

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The Decline and Fall of the U.S. Airline Industry

My apologies to Patrick Smith, author of the excellent blog Ask the Pilot.  See my blogroll.  I stole the title of this post from a post by Mr. Smith.  In his post, he discusses non-U.S. aviation hubs, including Dubai, and … Continue reading

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“Down With Safety”

The National Motorists Association blog argues that when politicians use the word “safety,” they lie, and you should substitute the word “puppies.”  Link here.

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Readings and Book Signings

I will be reading from Cold Winter Rain (and possibly a tease from the next book in the Slate series, Spring Thaw)  and signing copies of Cold Winter Rain at the following places and times: Saturday, January 25, 3:00 p.m. … Continue reading

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A Summer Dream and Other Stories

Miserable in this cold weather?  Take a break with my new collection of short stories, A Summer Dream and Other Stories.  Lots of readers have downloaded the book since its December launch.  Check it out here on my website or … Continue reading

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