Jack Rivers: ‘The amazing thing, for me, about Milk was that in the packed theater I went to (after it has been playing for two weeks) the vast majority of the crowd was straight couples. Would you have ever imagined such a thing when you were writing The Best Little Boy?’
☞ Not in a million years, let alone just 35. Is this a great country or what?
James Musters: ‘So much for religion and morality. Click here.’
☞ A two-minute video. Turns out, the most religious societies have the worst morality problems. This is not offered as a blanket condemnation of religion; but it does suggest there may be room for reevaluation and improvement.
Lynn H.: ‘How About Some Financial Advice? Every day I read your blog hoping you have the magic answers for us, but you don’t say a word about investing. My husband and I are retirement age though he still works and we did all the so-called ‘right things’ over the years. So we have the house paid off and we have no debt and we have savings, but we lost a lot when the market crashed as we were a bit heavy in stock. Where do we put money now? My broker sure doesn’t know and wherever I turn, I see no good advice. My bonds, both corporate and muni, are down in value along with my stocks. Treasury stuff earns zilch and we need income. The only advice I see is for young people or for those in debt. I know we who have money are the lucky ones, but we’re scared too. Reading about Madoff is enough to give anyone the willies, isn’t it?’
☞ It is. Let me try to answer this tomorrow.
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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.~H. L. Mencken
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