Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Money Rho

is a new blog begun today. Have decided not to post money-related information in Rhodingeedaddee in 2009 and years beyond, though I may have only days beyond. Rho00252

for forecast for 2009

scroll down to Kunstler, J H under Not-Ads General. Rho00251

about an AU ADR

from Tuesday December 30th, 2008 Money Morning By Horacio Marquez Contributing Editor Buy, Sell or Hold: NYSE ADR: BHP Rho00250

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

6 Romantic poets today

So this morning while in the kitchen a curious wondering dallied within: What would Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats; and, oh, Clare be like today? Here are some guesses: William Blake: mystical visual poet William Wordsworth: angular nature poet S T Coleridge: philosophical beat poet Lord Byron: actively anarchistic flarf poet P B Shelley: atheistic vegetarian performance poet John Keats: formalist indeterminate poet John Clare: deranged clandestine nature poet Rho00249

Sunday, December 28, 2008

AOL Pictures

will no longer be AOL Pictures by year's end, and I'd moved some already; but, because of a glitch, I moved all 51 today. This meant I had to search for duplicates since I had made 80 moves. The first one came up corrupted. It is now in the Recycle Bin. Another had been moved three times. I just love/ dull lengthy tasks, oh yah. However, it is done. Rho00248

Friday, December 26, 2008

Downturn letter shapes

Here is a helpful article By Martin Hutchinson Contributing Editor Money Morning/Money Map Report Rho00247

Tao Lin Eats

might be a good name for a chain of restaurants, if Tao Lin wished to establish such; but the real questions are: What? / Where? / Why? / When? / How? and While? Rho00246

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

In the latest from JHK

this: "What seems to spook people now is the possibility that everybody in charge of everything is a fraud or a crook." James Howard Kunstler's post for this week is entitled: Legitimacy Dwindles. Rho00245

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Using money rationally

Last night I said in a comment: - Down with debt addiction. Live simply. Save money. . . . In an email received today, Keith Fitz-Gerald wrote: - "In the next ten years, we will see a return of . . . · Savings and frugality · Personal responsibility: paying bills on time, not living beyond one's means · Risk management as central to investing · Stock market investing as a way to get ahead, not 'place bets' on 'lucky stocks'" Rho00244

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Aristophanes, Juvenal, Boccaccio

Aristophanes Juvenal Boccaccio Question: - How are authors such as these relevant today? - Rho00243

Friday, December 19, 2008

Fitz-Gerald on Buying Stocks

By Keith Fitz-Gerald Investment Director Money Morning/The Money Map Report Friday December 19th, 2008 Stocks May Not be Cheap Enough, Yet -- And Here's Why Rho00242

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Gilani on Debt Rating Agencies

[ . . . . ] [ extra-note: Read today that Obama is prepared to go all the way back to the Civil War to correct financial errors made during various administrations. ] Rho00241

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Seasonal card from John Lennon

and Harlem Children's Choir * Rho00240 [ Please see comment 2. ]

This article on sensible investing

By Martin Hutchinson Contributing Editor Money Morning is dated Wednesday, December 17th, 2008 and is entitled How to Avoid Madoff Mayhem. Rho00239

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Chicago Board Options Exchange

cboe - 2008-12-14 See this Wikipedia entry and check reference link. If you search the title of this entry, other explanatory sites will come up. As fascinating as all this is, it is really only useful for wealthy traders, people who have at least $25,000 and are able to purchase 100 to 1000 shares using options contracts. Even then the limit of what can be lost is more than the limit of what can be gained, so it was in one example anyway; but the Chicago Board Options Exchange does provide courses for beginners. Rho00238

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


is a novella written by Blake Butler with help from God in the form of an Atlanta tornado and Blake's consequent decision to return to the room he grew up in, and with help from the caring and creative Derek White, editor of Calamari Press. For my knowledge of this I am indebted to Johannes Göransson, who posted about it on his Exoskeleton blog, and Rauan Klassnik, who conducted an Ever e-mail interview of Blake Butler which he posted on his blog. Ron Silliman asked in one of his posts: What comes next? From what I have been learning recently from blog posts about works by younger authors, I think that "what comes next" is already here. What is most noticeable to me is twofold: 1) The willingness to draw from all available aesthetics. 2) The strength to allow intuition to prevail. I favor a sense of play over a sense of control, or at least space for play within a controlled universe. No One Does That is the best first place to scroll through and click around in. Both a writer of fiction and poems, Mr. Butler can be found in many locations. The Collected Poems: 1951-1971 by A. R. Ammons was or is on his wish list at Amazon. Speaking of lists, list #2 of a projected 50 lists of 50 items each. * Rho00236

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Big Three opinion article

"The Big Three Need a Shakeout, Not a Bailout" by Keith Fitz-Gerald ----- Investment Director Money Morning/The Money Map Report 2008-12-09 makes sense to me, but in it is a "would not" which, as I read it, was meant to be a "would now"-- it will be obvious. Got any horses? Rho00235

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Matthew Zapruder

My current interest in this poet began with a poem by him in a post by J J Gallaher. Gleaned from what Zapruder says about himself is, among other facts, that he sees himself as/ a peripatetic collagist. interview information with embedded interview information Rho00234

Friday, December 5, 2008

Eliot Weinberger and Forrest Gander

in conversation 2005 Fall BOMB issue 93 Eliot Weinberger Eliot Weinberger - Forrest Gander Forrest Gander This post is because of Forrest Gander's latter posts at Poetry Foundation's Harriet, particularly because of his final post. * Rho00233

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

some worthy attributes

[ Note: For most humans the following are not easily attained. ] 1. empathetic love 2. prudent hope 3. openness to believing in unknowns 4. choosing well 5. healthful persistence Rho00231