Journal of a Wayward Philosopher
Maximize Capital; Minimize Crap
September 20, 2016
Hot Springs, VA
“He achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much;
Who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;
Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
Who has never lacked appreciation of Earth’s beauty or failed to express it;
Who has left the world better than he found it,
Whether an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul;
Who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had;
Whose life was an inspiration;
Whose memory a benediction…
To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived,
This is to have succeeded.” – Bessie Anderson Stanley
The S&P closed out Monday at $2,139. Gold closed at $1,316 per ounce. Crude Oil closed at $43.80 per barrel, and the 10-year Treasury rate closed at 1.70%. Bitcoin is trading around $608 per BTC today.
The first leaves of Autumn have begun to fall, and each new morning is now accompanied by a light breeze. Little Maddie seems to share her father’s love of the season, as she enthusiastically gathers black walnuts from the yard to feed the squirrels.
Here, squirrel, squirrel, squirrel… I have an apricot for you!
Yeah, she calls the walnuts apricots. I am not sure where that came from.
Madison has also been debriefed on the proper way to carve a jack-o-lantern, and I test her knowledge daily.
“Maddie, what’s the first thing we have to do to make a jack-o-lantern?”
“We have to carve the top and get the gunk out!”
“And what are we going to do with the gunk?”
“We are going to throw it on mommy!”
It is truly the simple things that make this life worth living.
We spend most of our time in these journal entries and especially in the Zenconomics Report discussing complex topics within the world of money, finance, and economics, but that is only because we want to be able to enjoy the simple things. Continue reading “Maximize Capital; Minimize Crap”