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.

Twenty-Six Twice

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Although I’ve mentioned 2600 many times, I hope the asterisk I kept declaring was also heard. Specifically, that the mere crossing of 2600 to the upside does not mean we all throw up our hands and give up. I think a figure of 2626 is a little more on-the-mark, and even then there’s wiggle room. Of course, we can’t keep “wiggling” to 3,000, so I’ll put a stake in the ground and say 2626 has more meaning than 2600 did. Please take note of my updated chart below, particularly the “You Are HERE” arrows.


The Joy of Being Overpaid

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Throughout my life, there’s typically been one person who decides how much I get paid; me. Since so much of that time has been involved in starting up a small business, oftentimes my salary – – if you want to call it that – – was just minuscule.

I remember quite well in 1993 that I was only able to pay myself $1,000 per month. Let’s just say that was a challenging time.