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.

Real Independence

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Happy Independence Day, Slopers. The series John Adams was brilliant, and here is a favorite scene from it. Please take seven minutes of your life to watch it and meditate on the fact that these were real men facingĀ real peril. Death by hanging is a pretty strong threat. How blessed we are these such a group of ingenious and principled leaders were present to create this nation of ideas.


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Yep, even on a national holiday, there’s progress – – I’m happy to let you know that SlopeCharts now has five styles of bar granularity – Daily (the default), weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly, all accessed from this new dropdown:


This obviously gives you new insights in seeing a large amount of data; here, for instance, is the entire history of the Dow Industrials from 1900 forward:

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