May 2012


Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace. 

Robert J. Sawyer

Consumer confidence seems to be increasing just as both parties prepare their campaign apparatus for the upcoming election.  It will be very hard to separate the facts from all the hoopla and hyperbole from both sides.

Should be an interesting summer.


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