Shoot, Some Ladders

Jem kicked off his shoes and swung his feet to the bed. He propped himself against a pillow and switched on the reading light. “You know something, Scout? I’ve got it all figured out, now. I’ve thought about it a lot lately and I’ve got it figured out. There’s four kinds of folks in the […]

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More On That Later.

Behind every great fortune there is a crime. —Balzac Mario Puzo (paraphrasing Honoré de Balzac), epigraph for The Godfather, 1969 Smuggling. Possibly others along the way, but centuries ago it seems it began with smuggling. No criminal enterprises underway now, pinky swear. Commercial real estate these days. I see a dilemma. On the one hand, I want […]

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Why This Blog?

Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand. They […]

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