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.

The Free Pen

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As a content provider since I was a teenager, I have what I believe is a keen appreciation for freedom of the press and freedom of speech. Particularly when you’re someone as opinionated as me, it’s vitally important, and frankly, I didn’t really appreciate it enough until my visit to Thailand. Nothing bad happened to me, but even being TOLD that saying anything bad about their philandering, useless king could land a person in prison made me absolutely sick. I don’t quite understand why the U.S. is considered to be not-very-free in the map below, but suffice it to say I am grateful – – grateful to the heavens above!!! – – that I live in a country where I can express myself without fear.

Chart Tease

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Good morning.

I’ll admit it. Sure, I’ll say it right out. I was completely relieved when I dangled off the side of my head, fired up my iPhone, and saw a bunch of red. After yesterday’s absolutely pointless mega-rally, I really wasn’t in the mood for anything but my favorite color.

I mean, just look at the ES. After yesterday’s eye-rolling, numb-skulled bull-fest, the price tagged TO THE PENNY the precisely level I identified as a potential peak, and then it spent hours jerking off in a comically tight range. It then took the escalator down to the next floor and jerked off there for hours. Security in this department store is going to be puzzled at the mess they find this the morning.