The Shell Games Grow

Government’s response to a demographic problem creates increasing risk for you and me. The demo graphic problem i old people wop have been promised retirement incomes that pensions can no longer afford. Cities, states and nations are going to extreme lengths to...

How to See the Future

We can see the future in the here and now. We don’t even need binoculars because the threads that lead to what’s ahead are right in front of us. We can grab them and get a glimpse if we know how to look. The future unfolds gradually, not in sudden bursts. ...

Merry Christmas

This season is a profound holiday at our North Carolina farm. During this time we are often welcomed by cold brightness but… wrapped in a cozy, white blanket as well.  Winter sculpts a glorious crystal scene. What a gift and our holiday walks share  a few...

How to Value Silver & Gold

US Federal National Debt per American was about $60,923  in 2017.  Today it is $82,586 and… rising by the day. A reader sent me this note last week. Hi Gary…I really enjoy reading your emails regarding investing and about life in general. I would like to make...

The Value of Security and Fun

Do you feel less secure in 2020? Are you having less fun… satisfaction…. fulfillment? Have events of this year taken you by surprise?  Are you more doubtful… increasingly confused? If you’re like me… there were a lot of yes answers to the...