Bullish on America

When I got up this morning I decided to buy a small amount of stock. At this point it looks like I might have been one of the few. In truth, it doesn’t seem like such a bad idea. There are a lot of bargains out there, and if you believe, as I do, that the country will come back strong, it seems like a good thing to do. I think the symbolism is important anyway. I bought the Qs – QQQ – a Nasdaq 100 index stock – since I can’t buy a tech stock directly.
I’m sorry that I missed the trip to VA, but it was very nice to have a quiet weekend at home. I had to work on the book. The preliminary drafts came back but they needed quite a bit of editing, fixing, and updating. I got through July over the weekend and I have to finish the five remaining chapters/months by the end of the week.

I did take Sunday evening off for a family night. We lit a fire in the fireplace and played Parcheesi. Henry won. It was very nice and normal and cozy. But Jennifer and I sure felt lucky. We said a little prayer with the kids at dinner, something we don’t normally do.

The Screen Savers is dark today. We’re adding a netcam booth to the set and they have to install it and relight. We should be good to go by tomorrow. Friday we’re dark again to rehearse with the new set.

7 Replies to “Bullish on America”

  1. thats so great that all your family is near you and safe. its seems like more and more families are spreading out around the country and at a time like this i just wish my own could be nearer.

  2. having a prayer at dinnertime never hurts a thing — my family did (granted, not every day, but often) while I was growing up, and we’ve remained a very close, loving family all these years. It’s one of those things that just helps a family bond together.

  3. I agree Leo, today is a good day to buy stocks. There are many bargains out there but that also means that a lot of people have lost a lot of money. Now is the time to buy though.

  4. Leo, I’m glad you had a chance to get some Parcheesi in! I got to see a Braves game on TV last night, and after it got dark, I got to pull in a Chicago radio station and hear Charley Steiner calling the game. It seems some things are trying to get back to something like normal.
    I worked an event for my TV station over the week-end, where we had various volunteers dressed up as PBS characters, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Elmo, the Purple Panda and Mr. McFeely from Mr. Rodgers were there, too. We had other entertainment as well, but the characters are always a big hit with the kids. The event was almost cancelled, but our president of the the station decided to go ahead with it, it took place at a state park near-by, and we had over 35,000 people turn out for the all day event. I was glad the event took place, it was worth it to me to see so many families out enjoying the sunny weather and a nice community event.
    Best wishes to you and your family for a pleasant return to normal life again,

  5. Hi Léo!
    Yeah, there are sure a lot of cheap stocks out there. I can’t believe that Sun Microsystems is down to $8. If I had an extra 800 bucks, I would buy another 100 shares of SUNW. This market, and this country, will recover!
    Family is the most important thing we have on this planet. If anything good is to come out of this tragedy, it is our new perspectives on life. I am glad to hear that you took time off for your family. A family prayer always brings the family closer. My family always feels better after giving thanks. We are so fortunate to live in a country who’s resolve is freedom.
    God Bless,
    – Michael J. Titera
    Fremont, California

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