Unintended Consequences

Unintended Consequences

I accepted my friend’s invitation to a sunset kayak paddle and then dinner. Most of my kayaking is open ocean, and often for several days. You must take an array of safety equipment on a trip like that.  You take a head lamp, flares, first aid kit, warm clothing, and...

6 Qualities of a Great Broker

The perfect broker does not exist. Neither does the perfect client. Here are my ideas about what you should look for when you set out to find a great broker to work with. The more of these traits you discover, the better your chances of safe and profitable investing....

Count the cost

“You seem subdued, quiet and/or tired,”  My wife was right. I was. The previous week had been overwhelming. I was exhausted, even though I had the easy part. Sandy’s done much more for me than I have for her in our 42 years together. Now, because of a fluke ocean...

Surprises from Writing a Professional Book

More than a decade ago my best friend suggested that we write a book. We had two problems. We shared many interests, but we didn’t share much expertise and we couldn’t clearly identify the potential readers. We decided not to go ahead. The idea of a book continued to...