Hello friends and readers,
I'm alive and well, still chopping wood in New York. The new job I took 18 months ago cut my reading from 5 hours to 5 minutes per day, hence the precipitous drop in blogging.
I'm trying to figure out how to read more and post more, and am going to try Twitter to increase 'reps'. Finally got the twitter feed set up on the blog, on the upper right hand corner. My handle is @caveatbettor if you are already there.
The family keeps me busy. Bummed over the field of mayoral candidates, one of whom is poised to take over from Bloomberg. As curiously anti-libertarian as he is, he was good for markets and I think that smoking ban actually improved bars and restaurants for owners, workers, suppliers, neighbors and customers, based on my sampling over the past 2+ decades. I am a chastened and humbled libertarian--as is true of some bets, trades, people: some government is actually good.