Monthly Archives: August 2012

Retirement in California and Retire USA blog


What?  Not another shameless plug on my personal blog for our great Retire USA project?       Well, not shameless or even shameful because RETIRE USA is a great blog with over a dozen excellent writers and a post … Continue reading

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Grameen Bank Takeover in Bangladesh: Bad Economics.


I wrote earlier about the great work of the Grameen Bank and the Grameen Foundation, groups I have supported for many years.  Founder M. Yunus invented the concept of “microloans”, a tactic that has been helping the poor for many years.   … Continue reading

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Yosemite Hiking – Half Dome Hike Death Risk Calculation


Hurray ! My family and friends just survived a top ten dangerous hike in the most dangerous National Park in America! http://www.backpacker.com/october_08_americas_10_most_dangerous_hikes/destinations/12631 Well, technically, Linda isn’t home yet …. but the odds are in her favor.  : )Of course our … Continue reading

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Yosemite!


Tomorrow we’re off to hike in Yosemite National Park, one of my favorite places in the world. We’ll camp in Little Yosemite Valley and hike up Half Dome via the cables that make it a lot safer than … without … Continue reading

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