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It’s black and white in the markets. Gloom or boom. Meantime, serious danger lurks. And new old, rules.

It’s black and white in the markets. Gloom or boom.

We have a vaccine. Amazon is doomed. No one will buy online. No one will sign documents over the Internet. DocuSign is dead. Everyone will go to their doctor’s office in person. So TelaDoc is over. Everyone will go to their office. So Zoom is dead.

All nonsense.

Five years of incredible, new technology have sprung from nine months of stay-at-home. Nothing like the pace of these technology breakthroughs has ever happened in such a short time in the history of the world.

It’s incredibly exciting.

What’s gut wrenching is watching stock prices every day. What was once smooth and gentle has become a roller coaster ride. So, don’t watch them.  Stay with good stocks long-term. That’s the key. My favorites — check out the right hand column on the web site — here — are holding up nicely. Like really nicely.

News of the vaccine was good, but …

We don’t have the vaccine yet. You and I won’t get ours until Spring 2021 — if we’re lucky, i.e. old and essential. I’m old but not essential.  Maybe you are.

Meantime, things are gruesome out there:

This chart was Updated November 11, 2020, 7:56 A.M. E.T. — i.e. two hours ago.

New virus rules:

+ No Thanksgiving or Christmas with the family.

+ Masks everywhere.

+ Don’t go anywhere.

+ No indoor anything, including dining.

+ Excessive handwashing.

+ Don’t do stupid.

How New York City makes up for lost tax revenue

I was waiting for Ed. I sat in my car, ready to move if a parking cop approached.
None did. They use cameras these days. Sneaky bureaucrats.

This is the second ticket by camera I”ve received in New York City recently.The previous one was for doing 39 in a 25 zone.

Great technology. You have to give it to New York City.

Tip: Don’t drive into New York City. The cameras will get you for something.

Why Trump failed

He entranced many. Millions love him. He had grand visions. Yet he failed. Why? His minions were incompetent.

Read more:

+ Short article from The Week magazine Why Trump Failed. Click here

+ From the New Yorker: Why America Needs a Reckoning with the Trump Era. Click here.

The incredible weather in Columbia County, NY

It’s been 70. We played our 240th game of tennis outside. This was sunset. They’re real mountains out there. The Catskills.

These are real trees in our backyard. Late gorgeous leaves. Still there today. The little white box on the bottom left is a Generac emergency generator. Our GNRC  shares are up 58%. The thing actually works. Protects us when we lose NYSEG power.

I’m told that this is bear poop. It’s right outside our bedroom window. I haven’t seen the bear yet. But I did walk into the poop (after I took this picture). Don’t do stupid.

Two dear friends and the reunions

Two guys grow up together, but after college one moves to New York and the other to Washington. They agree to meet every ten years in Florida to play golf and catch up with each other.

At age 32 they meet, finish their round of golf and head for lunch.

“Where you wanna go?” “Hooters.” “Why Hooters?”

“They have those servers with the big boobs, the tight shorts and the gorgeous legs.”

“You’re on.”

At age 42, they meet and play golf again. “Where you wanna go for lunch?” “Hooters.” “Again? Why?”

“They have cold beer, big screen TVs, and side action on the games.”


At age 52 they meet and play again. “So where you wanna go for lunch?” “Hooters.” “Why?”

“The food is pretty good and there’s plenty of parking.”


At age 62 they meet again. After a round of golf, one says, “Where you wanna go?” “Hooters.” “Why?”

“Wings are half price and the food isn’t too spicy.”

“Good choice.”

At age 72 they meet again. Once again, after a round of golf, one says, “Where shall we go for lunch?” “Hooters.” “Why?”

“They have six handicapped parking spaces right by the door and they have senior discounts.”

“Great choice.”

At age 82 they meet and play again. “Where should we go for lunch?” “Hooters.” “Why?”

“Because we’ve never been there before.”

“Okay, let’s give it a try.”

Off to tennis with my new Apple Watch

Apple is pumping up its technology. New Macs with new Apple-designed chips. My new Apple Watch Series 6 is incredible. My new iPhone 12 Pro Max is coming in the next few days.

The best thing about my Apple Watch is I scroll up and push this button — the one the right. It rings my iPhone. It lets me find it. The phone is in the bed or on my desk buried by something.

I hope you like the cat cartoon. It’s tasteless, but fun. See you tomorrow. — Harry Newton