Archive for 2004



Cruising with Teens – Preface

I should have made the investment two years ago. How could I have known that purchasing a tux would provide a substantial return in so little time? As with plastics, IBM and Cisco stock, and the condos at Mahogany Run on St. Thomas, I blew it again. Opportunity lost.

The Surgeon General should step in and require that cruise lines put a warning on their advertising:

Warning: Cruising is addictive. While the attendant relaxation may be beneficial to your health, the habit may have significant impact on your everyday life and finances.

Even potato chip companies have the sense of…

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Holiday Newsletter – 2003

The 2003 Holiday Newsletter (which was printed on extravagantly nice holiday paper) was subject to some special circumstances, as revealed in the 2004 version. These should be read in sequence for the proper effect…

Tuesday, January 6, 2004

Londonderry, NH USA

Dear Friends,

What could be more appropriate than to write the holiday letter on the twelfth day of Christmas, the outer fringe of the holiday season? Procrastination and rationalization are handy tools. Like riding a bike, you never forget.

2003 was an odd year. It seemed as though nothing much happened, though I know that is an illusion. Actually,…

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