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.

Characters 8:2

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The opening few minutes to perhaps my favorite movie ever, Magnolia, in which all the characters are introduced.

Euphemism of the Year

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Out of yesterday’s entire Jerome Powell press conference, there was a single sentence which not only undid all the damage but also has been grating at me ever since. It is this: ” And we’re going to be assessing the question of when it will appropriate to resume the organic growth of our balance sheet.”

Just look at those words. Organic. Growth. Balance. It all sounds so natural and innocent, doesn’t it? Almost like something you’d be picking up at Whole Foods this evening, just between the coconut oil and white sesame seeds. The entire proposition feels wholesome and healthy.