Wednesday, March 28


From the cool people behind We Make Money Not Art

Wednesday, March 21


The great Caetano singing in Spanish on Almodovar's movie Talk To Her.

Thursday, March 15

First Kiss

15 years later, on a night out with his mates:
-"Mate, I still remember my first was with Allison from 5th grade! What about you?"
-"Me? Hmm, let me see... Well, I spent this weekend on granny's farm, and..."

Wednesday, March 14

London calling

Capital of the World

Now settled 5 minutes away from Primrose Hill, I often recall the glorious London of my first week with The Clash looping constantly in my head: alive, drop-dead gorgeous, intense, truly cosmopolitan, and brimming with possibilities! 9+ years later it still feels that way.

Monday, March 12

My Dilbert Financial Test

  1. Make a will - @TODO
  2. Pay off your credit cards - DONE, never had debt.
  3. Get term life insurance if you have a family to support - @TODO
  4. Fund your 401k Pension to the maximum - DONE
  5. Fund your IRA ISA's to the maximum - @TODO, I'm about 60% done.
  6. Buy a house if you want to live in a house and can afford it - @TODO
  7. Put six months worth of expenses in a money-market account - @TODO, only have 2 months.
  8. Take whatever money is left over and invest 70% in a stock index fund and 30% in a bond fund through any discount broker and never touch it until retirement - DONE
  9. If any of this confuses you, or you have something special going on (retirement, college planning, tax issues), hire a fee-based financial planner, not one who charges a percentage of your portfolio - NO NEED

3 out of 8 is not particularly impressive...

Dilbert's 'Unified Theory of Everything Financial'