Slope of Hope Blog Posts

Slope initially began as a blog, so this is where most of the website’s content resides. Here we have tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on any category icon below to see posts tagged with that particular subject, or click on a word in the category cloud on the right side of the screen for more specific choices.

Palm Sunday WAG

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With the exception of a special market analysis video for my Slope+ members, I haven’t done any market analysis on the blog this weekend. I am coming to you now live and in person from the Snoopy’s Home Ice skating rink in way-too-far-from-home Santa Rosa, California. It seems that any building more than twenty years old provides about one electrical outlet for every 50,000 square feet, so I am uncomfortably sitting on a rubber mat at the far end of the ice skating ring. But as long-time readers know, Slopers come first in my life. (more…)

Happy Little Trees

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I can’t draw. But I’ve always been fascinated by people who could, and part of the reason is a feeling that I’ve never discussed with anyone before.

It’s not that it’s particularly embarrassing or anything. But as a child I distinctly remember what would happen when someone would go up to the chalkboard and carefully draw something out. Or perhaps I’d see a television program in which someone was painting. Anytime anyone was slowly and carefully doing something illustrative, I got this……….funny feeling. (more…)