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Candy Cane Horses

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Where I live, the amount of wealth surrounding me has done nothing but increase. Considering the growing number of desperate, impoverished people that I see – – – there’s a huge homeless camp right near the Apple headquarters! – – it’s quite grotesque.

Tim Cook, a billionaire, lives four blocks from my house. Marissa Mayer, a couple of blocks from Cook. Mark Zuckerberg is five blocks away, and I’ve lost track how many billions he’s got. The place is awash with personal assets that are borderline criminal, and yet this holiday season, I am thinking of a worthless tree.