Skip to main content

Philosophical Ramblings

Bread is on the table,
To resist I’m not able.
Food is a powerful drug,
And that’s no fable.

Resisting temptation is hard,
What is God’s plan?
Why is ice cream bad?
It’s damn tough to be a man.

Pain comes,
Welcome it with appreciation.
It’s there for a reason,
Maybe toast it with a libation?

There are tough days ahead,
That is all our doom.
But for lovers and dreamers,
A beautiful surprise is also coming soon.

Nothing is perfect,
Neither are you or I.
But we are all beautiful,
And that’s no lie.

Popular posts from this blog

Greed & Laziness

In this most contentious and fascinating of election cycles, when nearly each conversation leads to politics, and when polarization runs so high, I ask myself - what is the essence of the debate between left and right?  What does it really mean to be a Conservative or a Liberal?

Why Rates Must Remain Low

There is an old bond trader joke that I first heard in the 1980’s when I traded mortgage-backed securities at Drexel Burnham Lambert.  It went like this:  “Upon dying, Albert Einstein finds himself in what he is told is heaven.  He encounters another individual there and asks him what his IQ is.  When he is told that it is 175 he is overjoyed, knowing that he’s found an intellectual peer with whom he can share much.  Upon meeting another, he discovers that person’s IQ is 140 and is pleased to have met another highly intelligent person with whom he can enjoy chess and other pursuits.  He is feeling pretty good about heaven, when he comes across a person who tells him that his IQ is a mere 90, and he is flummoxed.  What, he wonders, is this guy doing in my heaven and what can I even say to this person?  Then it comes to him.  ‘Where,’ he asks, ‘do you think interest rates are heading?’”