Buds Blog

LIFE IN THE 20TH CENTURY

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:01:01 +0000

A series of stories and some experiences for sharing with our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Life is Good! In September of 1935, at the age of 5, I was enrolled in Kindergarten at the Oneonta Grammar School in South Pasadena.  My family lived at 1124 Beach Street in the left side of this 1200 […]

What Are These People Doing

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 06:58:25 +0000

  April 10, 2017: The image here is one of a typical high level duplicate bridge tournament in which people of all ages, particularly those in their retirement years play under the rules which are administered by the ACBL (American Contract Bridge League).  (Excerpts from Bridgebum.com) Bridge is derived from the seventeenth century card game […]

NEUROPLASTICITY- TRANSFORMING YOUR BRAIN

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:04:48 +0000

February 25, 2017: About 50 years ago when I was a new member of the investment business, I had the good fortune to be introduced to a process alleged to reprogram the brain so as to  influence one’s self image positively and specifically toward an area deemed important to one’s self.  The process I adopted […]

ENDORSEMENT FROM ON HIGH

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:42:08 +0000

December 5, 2016: Many readers of this blog have heard me preach “You will be as you think you are” and wondered what in the world I was talking about. I am pleased to advise you that this statement, aimed at restructuring one’s brain cells not only reflects a belief that by doing so we […]

A Quick Glance At Trumponomics

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:01:46 +0000

November 27, 2016: One of my favorite political writers is George Will, columnist for the Washington Post.  I particularly like how he uses vocabulary in describing his views of the day.  He reminds me of the epitome of all conservative political speak, William F. Buckley, founder of the National Review magazine.  I used to watch him […]

COLIN KAEPERNICK SACKED FOR A LOSS

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 22:30:26 +0000

September 4, 2016: American Football is the most popular professional sport in the United States.  The growth of the game has made a franchise like the “San Francisco Forty Niners’ worth close to or in excess of One Billion dollars.  Team insignias and paraphernalia are worn by fans of all ages and many know the […]

The Rich Are Getting Richer, Part I

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 21:28:30 +0000

ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES August 27, 2016: We hear a lot about income inequality these days particularly from the Democratic Presidential Candidate, Hillary Clinton. While many agree that the rich are getting richer while those in the middle class are experiencing stagnation in their incomes growth and the lower segment are actually losing real income, you may […]

WHAT IS GOOD FOR THE GOOSE IS GOOD FOR THE GANDER

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:26:52 +0000

August 23, 2016: Long known as a premier provider of political influence, Bill Clinton formed the Bill Clinton Charitable Foundation as a 501.c.3 qualified nontaxable charitable entity structured to raise operating funds for the purpose of providing charitable services to people in countries around the World.  From its modest beginnings, the Clinton Foundation has grown […]