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.

Endings That Bring Tears

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There’s no reason you should know this, and perhaps no reason to care, but I am a hopeless romantic. I am sentimental to a fault. I cry with joy very easily. And I am easily moved by music, sight, and sound.

My love of movies runs deep, and there are many movie endings I adore. I was thinking today about three particular endings which always make me well up, and I was curious what they had in common.


Neutron Bomb of Fear

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I am flabbergasted at the collapse of the fear index. In the span of just a few days, it was crushed to almost half its level, collapse from the mid-30s back into the teens. We see plainly that BTFD rules the human mind. My view is that this will be recognized as an error in judgment. I hate to put so much weight on one report, but I again point to tomorrow morning’s CPI data as a potential inflection point.