today’s finance: imposing an IRA on a teenager

According to someone at investopedia.com, people other than me think that setting a child up with a retirement account is not a terrible idea designed to torture young Americans with delayed-gratification challenges. But most of these people assert that t…

the happy few: my alternative energy stocks

This exercise is a test of my financial prose-writing skills and is a journal entry recording what the hell was I thinking. By no means do I flatter myself, talking about my investments and my process is embarrassingly simplistic: 1) purchase tens of a st…

i think there should be a black woman podcast about contact management

I have had about five decades to figure out how little my opinion matters in the public square darkly packed. I have lived long enough to see, starting with my mother, Black women suffer deeply when actions in agreement with my opinions were not taken. To…

What Makes an Older Adult Stop Talking

I am still talking, writing little things… but I very much understand now why older adults stop talking. I may be getting ahead of myself because experience informs me that many, many of us folk never started talking in the first place. Further, talking h…

Some educated Americans develop a real estate portfolio by their early 40s. I developed a sneer.

My recent day-job adventures with Zoom have shown me my face in workplace mode. I now realize the drawbacks of not being a selfie kind of guy: I had no idea that my face frequently slides into a sneer when I am “resting” my workplace face and when I am ta…

Singles Day

When a man spends most of his time in close physical contact with a person that is not interested in his technical interests, this lack of concern will be the cause of conflict from verbal abuse to worse. Only through the magical thinking of patriarchy (a…

Russell Simmons would likely admit he “helped some bitches” make a decision.

Say her name: Sheri Sher. Say you believe her: I believe Sheri Sher was mistaken for just another “bitch” that needs “help” to make a decision. The horrible truth about too many “successful entrepreneurs” is that you have to “push” people to get things do…