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.

The Whirled Connection

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In 1982, I wrote my first book, The World Connection, which was published by Howard Sams 0603-twcPublishing in early 1983 when I was still 16 years old. (I had already been writing for national computer magazines for about a year). I would go on to write a couple dozen more books, including those listed here on the blog, but “TWC” would always have a special place in my heart, sort of like a first child. 

The reason this topic came up is because my sister must have been cleaning out an old closet, and she found a copy of this book that I sent her over three decades ago. I hadn’t read the book since it came out, and I was curious to see how my writing had changed and how accurate my prophecies were. (more…)

Polaris Vulgaris

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Well, on yet another rivetingly-exciting day in the capitalism-based free markets of the United States, we gave upon that oil painting known as Stocks. I offer you one of the few even slightly interesting movements today – – Polaris Industries, on which I am short and also have put options. There are a couple of “must break” levels that I’ve tinted, but………I’m hopeful.