Weekly Horoscope Post 1

Ready for the Vernal Equinox? After a long winter with many challenging planetary aspects, the Sun enters fiery, impulsive Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, on the 20th. But even before the Sun leaves watery Pisces, many of us will get hit with a dose of Spring Fever…


True Net Worth Part 3

Cash: Fortunately, cash is worth 100% of its recorded value. In both companies we take their cash balances and multiply each by a factor of 100%.


True Net Worth Part 2

Pre-paids and fived assets: Pre-paids and general intangibles such as goodwill and franchise fees have no real value from a true net worth calculation. Fixed assets include leasehold improvements. So, how much is the paint on the walls and the carpet on the floor really worth? Other fixed assets, such as desks, chairs, shelving, computer […]


True Net Worth Part 2

Pre-paids and fived assets: Pre-paids and general intangibles such as goodwill and franchise fees have no real value from a true net worth calculation. Fixed assets include leasehold improvements. So, how much is the paint on the walls and the carpet on the floor really worth? Other fixed assets, such as desks, chairs, shelving, computer […]


True Net Worth Part 1

“So, do you really think those factory sealed 386’s are worth $2,500?” I asked this question of a reseller last month after they told me they were aggressive in writing down inventory and that their inventory value was “solid”. The reseller had three factory sealed 386’s still recorded at original cost.


Will People Ever Learn From History Part 2

There is no moral neutrality on this issue. At the start of a new century we should never again repeat the horrors of the last century, where more people were murdered by their own totalitarian leaders — Hitler, Stalin, Mao, among many others — than by any foreign power. Yet racism is once again raising […]


Will People Ever Learn From History Part 1

Two years ago, I stood within the walls of Mauthausen Concentration Camp in Austria, horror choking my throat, my face streaming with tears as I read the memorials to victims from across Europe. In fact, the first memorial was to the valiant and patriotic Austrians who had stood up to Hitler at the time of […]


Wars and Battles

I saw the movie “The Gladiator” last week. Ordinarily I wouldn’t have sought out something so violent, but someone had recommended it, saying it was a really good story. Then, too, I love the history of ancient Rome, much of which, unfortunately, is violent. And, finally, “Braveheart” had its gruesome moments but remains one of […]


Getting in Touch With Your Very Own Part 2

Feeling scared but intrigued, she gave it a shot. Burr stopped running her business totally at the convenience of her clients and started reading, having massages, seeing movies, shopping for herself, taking a yoga class, even watching Oprah if the mood hit her. The results? A less frazzled head at the top of her business. […]


Getting in Touch With Your Very Own Part 1

Last year when I reached a significant birthday, I celebrated in a slightly offbeat way for me. Instead of one big blow-out party with friends and family, I decided to honor all the years of my life by doing something different — something I don’t often do. For a change, I thought, I’ll run the […]