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.

In the Purple Camp

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SPECIAL CYBER-MONDAY NOTICE: I rarely discount my subscriptions, and when I do, it is usually very modest. Not today. I’m eager for more subscribers, so I’m offering my Annual Bronze package for a Tim-has-gone-crazy 80% off. It’s $39.95 for the entire freakin’ year, so grab it now since it is only good today. You can see a list of all the goodies you get on this page.

People are getting less happy by the year, but the poor middle-aged bastards are definitely the most miserable of them all. W00t!


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Good God, today is boring. I fear that we’re all going to be sitting around picking our noses until 48 hours from now when Powell deigns to tell us what’s next in our lives. As proof, below is the VIX, which is plumbing the same depths it was in 2019. Think about that. 2019. Think things were a LITTLE different four years ago, maybe? Like……...EVERYTHING?!?!?