Rethinking the MacGuffin

Rethinking the MacGuffin

Earlier this month, I wrote about how it’s in our nature to hope against all odds. This time around, I’m climbing back on my soapbox with a slightly different message. It goes something like: ‘it’s in our nature to put our hope, our blind trust, and even our money...
So You’re Telling Me There’s a Chance

So You’re Telling Me There’s a Chance

Sometimes, and while our spirit animal might be more like Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber, it takes a William Shakespeare to capture what we should have known all along. To that end, journalist Fred Bauer begins his post-mortem on last week’s midterm results with the...
A Scene From Twister

A Scene From Twister

For lenders like us, last month’s news cycle felt like a scene from Twister—thrilling, terrifying, and pretty baffling all at the same time.  Between high inflation and high employment, supply chain partners overseas growing even more wobbly, and a flaming political...
Questions, Answers, and Getting Well Soon

Questions, Answers, and Getting Well Soon

Earlier this month, I wrote about silver linings. From hope springs eternal to the sage words of investing guru Howard Marks, the general refrain was stay positive, keep looking, and strive to be fully invested.  For the record, it still is.  As I sit here typing and...
Is the Puddle Half Full?

Is the Puddle Half Full?

You’ve probably heard that hope springs eternal.  But did you know the phrase came from Alexander Pope, a celibate, poetry-scribbling hunchback with lifelong health problems? Somehow, that figures. As does the fact that he became one of the most frequently quoted...