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golliver – number 2

golliver – number 2

October 29th, 2015

An ascot, medicine, tagalog, and fire

An ascot, medicine, tagalog, and fire

October 29th, 2015

The Rambling Boy wearing his Singapore ascot.

By LONN TAYLOR

For the past few days I have been wearing a handsome red ascot with white polka dots around my neck. The label sewn into one corner of it tells me that I bought it at Whiteaway Laidlaw in Singapore. That would have …

correspondence

correspondence

October 29th, 2015

Gentlepeople,

We are now being informed through research that cell phone use has a negative consequence on the development of empathy in our children. Our culture is creating men without empathy.

We also know that our over populated, technologically driven world acts in contradiction to our need to have control of our lives.  Daily, …

In the AutoZone, Part II: the plot thickens

In the AutoZone, Part II: the plot thickens

October 22nd, 2015

By TOM JACOBS

This week we follow our hero, AutoZone, as it creates massive investing profits through some sensible, clear, and little-known methods. We know from Part I that AutoZone’s controlling shareholder, Edward S. Lampert, worked with the company to expand only where it could earn good money. Then he nudged AutoZone to take …

dick decent – haircut

dick decent – haircut

October 22nd, 2015

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

October 22nd, 2015

(photo by and courtesy ofTEXAS A&M PRESS)David K. Langford

West Texas fog and photography

By LONN TAYLOR

Fog is a phenomenon that I associate with San Francisco, the Pacific Northwest, and Scotland, rather than Texas but David K. Langford’s new book, Fog at Hillingdon (Texas A&M University Press, $35.00), has reminded me …

golliver – register drone

golliver – register drone

October 22nd, 2015

correspondence

correspondence

October 22nd, 2015

Editor:

…while Rome burned

On October 11, 2015, Iran launched a medium range ballistic missile.

Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said the new missile “can be guided and controlled until hitting the target.”

US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power said the missile launched by Iran is “inherently capable of delivering a nuclear weapon” …

the money man

the money man

October 15th, 2015

In the AutoZone Part I: when boring wins

By TOM JACOBS

Think you need sexy speculations to make money in the stock market? Absolutely not. Sometimes the boring business next door outpaces all the shiny New Era stocks—which seldom last an era. All we have to do is see what’s in front of our …

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