Suggested here nine years ago at $1.25, I sold most of my EMIS at $9.75 yesterday.  Sometimes, patience pays off.  Buy when everyone else thinks it’s hopeless — like SPRT last week? (I bought more at $1.65) — but only with money you can truly afford to lose, because all too often everyone else is right.  (SPRT faces some significant challenges sown by the previous management; but I like the CEO and am betting that in the long run this may work out.)

Gloria: “I cringed a little when I read ‘expired food’ in Thursday’s post. In this country we are incredibly wasteful. It is estimated that about 40% of all the food produced in the US ends up in the garbage. This is shameful. A ‘best by’ date is a qualitative guideline put forth by the manufacturer, and as such it could be quite skewed. Even vinegar has a ‘best by’ date, which as a winemaker I have always found funny, because once you’re vinegar life can’t get that much worse… If you’re looking for an eye-opening book to add to your reading list, check out Jonathan Bloom’s American Wasteland. It’s also on audio!”

Grocery prices and the forsaken foods at the back of your fridge seem to increase weekly. After reading American Wasteland, you will never look at your shopping list, refrigerator, plate, or wallet the same way again. Jonathan Bloom wades into the garbage heap to unearth what our squandered food says about us, why it matters, and how you can make a difference starting in your own kitchen—reducing waste and saving money. Interviews with experts such as chef Alice Waters and food psychologist Brian Wansink, among others, uncover not only how and why we waste, but, most importantly, what we can do about it.

“Paul:” “Your guys won last week bigtime. Pelosi (or someone) set Trump up masterfully and he fell for it hook, line and sinker (which it might well do to him). The Ingraham interview from start to finish was a disgrace, and will lose a lot of his base.”

→ My dumbfounded question to this gay Ivy League grad of impressive credentials and good will, who’s been a close friend for more than 40 years — why is it “your guys” and not “our guys”?  How can he possibly have voted for Trump and — worse — been defending him up until now?  And is he still?  Has Trump lost him?  I wrote to ask; have not yet heard back.  My fingers are tightly crossed.



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