In the spirit of the holiday season, I wanted to share a few pictures of the Holy Land, which I visited for three weeks in November 2014. We saw ancient temples and modern office buildings, barren wilderness and lush greenery, beautiful mosaics and dusty ruins. This is a land of history, of conflict, and of … More Travels to the Holy Land
Louise Penny is the author of the Chief Inspector Gamache novels, a mystery series set in the fictional city of Three Pines in Canada. In A Trick of the Light, artist Clara Morrow finally receives recognition for a lifetime of work by having a solo show at the Muse̒e d’Art Contemporain in Montreal. At a party in … More Turning to Mysteries: A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny
New Year’s resolutions are easy to make and but not so easy to implement. Some common resolutions are to lose weight, to exercise more, and to eat healthier foods. Our intentions are good. In January we’re at the gym, sweating off all those holiday calories. But by March we’re back to binge watching Game of Thrones and Outlander. … More Three Easy Financial Resolutions for 2018
The James Bond Museum, located at the top of Schilthorn mountain in Switzerland, memorializes the 1969 movie In Her Majesty’s Secret Service, starring George Lazenby, Diana Rigg, and Telly Savalas. The museum is part of the revolving Piz Gloria restaurant, which is an incredible piece of engineering built at 9,744 feet. To get there, first take the … More James Bond Museum in Schilthorn
I Know a Secret by New York Times best-selling author Tess Gerritsen is the latest in the Rizzoli & Isles series, made into a popular television show featuring Boston detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles. I was a big fan of Rizzoli & Isles and never missed an episode. In this book, Rizzoli and Isles investigate … More Turning to Mysteries: I Know a Secret by Tess Gerritsen
Successful investing is all about predicting the future. Buying shares of companies which will have strong earnings growth. Avoiding those which will get mired down in product recalls, management missteps, or weak demand for their products. But how can you know in advance which is which? It isn’t easy. As I wrote in Money Grab, Picking … More Is Your Crystal Ball Cloudy?
Have you ever climbed inside a mountain to see a waterfall? There aren’t many of them around. Trümmelbach Falls, located in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland, is the only accessible, mountain-enclosed, glacier-fed waterfall in Europe. Each year the waterfall transports over 20,000 tons of boulder detritus from the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau glaciers. The water flows through the … More Money Grab Visits Trümmelbach Falls
Seeing Red by best-selling author Sandra Brown is a suspenseful, tightly plotted thriller that pulled me in and kept me turning pages to see what would happen next. Kerra Bailey is a TV journalist determined to get a career-boosting interview with Major Franklin Trapper, who twenty-five years ago led a group of survivors from a bombed … More Turning to Mysteries: Seeing Red by Sandra Brown
Have you ever been at a party where someone took a big bite of a nacho, then dipped it back into the salsa for another serving? It’s called double dipping. Pretty yucky, right? And not very healthy. You may be doing the same thing with your investing and not even know it. Let’s say to … More Is It Ever Okay to Double Dip?
In August I visited the Finger Lakes region of New York. The 11 lakes, gouged out by glaciers years ago, are located in a triangle between Syracuse, Rochester and Elmira-Corning. The mountainous area is known for its beautiful scenery as well as museums, historic sites and over 100 wineries. The Finger Lakes climate is perfect for producing … More Money Grab Visits the Finger Lakes