Harry Newton's In Search of The Perfect Investment
Newton's In Search Of The Perfect Investment. Technology Investor.
8:30 AM EST Friday, August 11, 2006: The
Middle East explodes, with no solution in Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan, or anywhere.
Leary (and the Kingston Trio) sung:
rioting in Africa
Forty years later
the sun continues to shine. It's a gorgeous day in New York. The family is healthy,
happy and (too) busy.
They're starving in Spain
There's hurricanes in Florida
And Texas needs rain.
The whole world is festering with unhappy souls.
The French hate the Germans, the Germans hate the Poles
Italians hate Yugoslavs, South Africans hate the Dutch
And I don't like anybody very much.
But we can be tranquil, and thankful and proud,
because someone has invented a mushroom-shaped cloud.
And one lucky day, someone will set the spark off and we will all be blown away.
Today I'm leaving
for a week bicycling with my son in Europe. The good news is that at 24 he's
still willing to spend time with his Daddy (especially if his Daddy pays). This
means my next column will be the morning of Monday, August 21. We will
be traveling by plane (sadly). By way of apology for my absence, I'm leaving
you a parting gift -- a story for today's time.
Gay Flight Attendant and The Princess
The flight was being served by an obviously gay flight attendant,
who put everyone in a good mood as he served food and drinks.
As the plane prepared
to descend, he came swishing down the aisle and told everyone that "Captain
Marvey has asked me to announce that he'll be landing the big scary plane, so
lovely people, if you could put your tways up, that would be dewicious."
On his trip back
up the aisle, he noticed a well-dressed, Arabic woman hadn't moved a muscle.
"Perhaps you didn't hear me over those big brute engines," he said,
"but I asked you to raise your trazy-poo, so the main man can pitty-pat
us down onto the gwound."
She calmly turned
her head and said, "In my country, I am called a Princess and I take orders
from no one."
To which (and
apparently this is 100% true), the flight attendant replied, without missing
a beat, "Well, sweet- cheeks, in my country I'm called a Queen, so I outrank
you. Tray up, Bitch."
to stay young (and survive the next 10 days without Harry) by George Carlin
1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let
the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay "them "
2. Keep only cheerful
friends. The grouches pull you down.
3. Keep learning.
Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain
idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name
4. Enjoy the simple
5. Laugh often,
long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
6. The tears happen.
Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life,
is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.
7. Surround yourself
with what you love, whether it's family, pets,keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies,
whatever. Your home is your refuge.
8. Cherish your
health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is
beyond what you can improve, get help.
9. Don't take
guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign
country but NOT to where the guilt is.
10. Tell the people
you love that you love them, at every opportunity.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that
take our breath away.
Stay well. Hug the spouse, the parents and the kids. Exercise. And back up your
hard disk. I'll see you Monday, August 21.
column is about my personal search for the perfect investment. I don't give
investment advice. For that you have to be registered with regulatory authorities,
which I am not. I am a reporter and an investor. I make my daily column -- Monday
through Friday -- freely available for three reasons: Writing is good for sorting
things out in my brain. Second, the column is research for a book I'm writing
called "In Search of the Perfect Investment." Third, I encourage
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