Jennifer and I are riding eBikes up El Camino de Santiago April 13-26.
We have extra time in Porto, home of captaincc, who posts on Saul etc and used to manage New Paradigm Investing.
I was hoping to buy Denny dinner or rent a sailboat with him (it could happen) in our free days but . . . the phone number he gave me is no longer in service and he hasn’t replied to recent emails I sent him.
Anyway if anyone knows how to shake his cage I would appreciate it. I notice he has been posting on Saul et al board, but I didn’t
make the cut when MF 2.0 “upgrade” happened.
anyway, I would really like to meet Denny.
John A Davis
quote of the year:
“don’t ask me for stock advice”
I’ve been thinking about writing a book for years but my short attention span is a big hurdle. Mario Vargas Llosa popularized what might be called the “flash back style” with La Casa Verde, a collection of memories in no particular order. There are other books that are collections or anthologies.
The WWW is a good vehicle, that’s what blogs are. I used to post my thought at Software Times but that is ancient code and clunky by today’s standards. Goaded by John (MoneySlob) and company I started a project to put my memories online. I might title it The Captain’s Log.
The Green House (La Casa Verde)
The oldest of the stories that compose the book dates back to Piura: ″It’s a story of a brothel in Piura, which I remember vividly from when I was in fifth grade of grammar school. It was a green house – or cabin – in the middle of the dunes, on the outskirts of the city, right in the desert, across the river. For us children there was something fascinating about it. Of course I never dared go anywhere near it. Still it left quite an impression on me.″
The photo was taken on the roof lookout of the restaurant John hosted. We has a great time. Behind me John’s expat friends living in Porto,
I too have ADD and cannot focus long enough to write the several book ideas.
However I did start out talking into my iPhone in the Memo app and was able several times to send the recording to an outsource business to transcribe for pennies a page. And they were very accurate. Now is how to figure out how to do this consistently day after day. Oi vay.
Not all of us are champico33’s
. . .