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.


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Well, I guess stupid hasn’t left the room yet. One would have thought after the devastating wipeout of 2022, humans would come to their senses, but nope. They all still want free, easy, instant profit. They’re just wired that way.

Take Dogecoin (please!) We all remember back in May 2021 how Elon Musk was scheduled to host Saturday Night Live (which at one point was actually a really funny show). The volume of Dogecoin, and the price, absolutely went crazy in anticipation of his appearance, and the tippity-top of the $DOGE price, about 75 cents, was reached literally when he was onstage. It subsequently fell about 93%.


Paperback Writer

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In the few days since my novel Solid State was published, I have been very pleased at the reviews tumbling in, although I get very uneasy reading nice things about my work (which I guess proves I’m English after all). Here are some snippets:

Tim’s uncanny, broad, awareness of what is happening all around us, on a daily basis; combined with his grasp of history, brings a powerful message via this, his first novel.

Lumen Lux

Fantastic! A well structured ride that keeps giving. It’s refreshing to have smart action back in vogue. I hope this is just the beginning of his fiction writing.

J. Martin

This is a must read for any fan of financial markets, macro economics, and geo-political developments. Tim certainly knows his history, and he is a tremendous chartist, superb trader, and now successful novelist!

Mike P.

They sold out of the hardcover on the day it came out, but there are still paperbacks available (and obviously they’ll replenish the hardcover soon). Here is the link to the Amazon page.

For those of you who are not subscribers yet, I’ve got a very special offer: if you sign up for the Gold package, I will send you an autographed copy of the hardcover book (since I still have some!). Hell, you could even cancel after a month, and you’ve only paid the retail price for the book and got your membership for free! (Of course, I hope you’ll see enough value to stay put for a while).

If you’d like to do this, click here to sign up for Gold, and drop me an email to tell me where you’d like me to send you a signed hardcover copy of my book. Thanks!

A Unique Moment

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I think the statute of limitations has passed on this story, so why not tell it?  When I was a teenager, I think fourteen or fifteen, I got bored one summer day.  I didn’t have a license.  My mom was taking a nap, so I got it in my head to take the family minivan out for a spin.  I was ready for some wheels.  I was ready to drive.  At least I thought I was.

We lived out in the country, so I was just going to take a quick drive around some of the roads around where we lived.  I thought maybe I’d drive by some of the houses where kids I went to school with lived.  It was going to be fun.