• You should expect the unexpected in this business; expect the extreme. Don’t think in terms of boundaries that limit what the market might do. If there is any lesson I have learned in the nearly twenty years that I’ve been in this business, it is that the unexpected and the impossible happen every now and then.~Richard DennisTweet

Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King Day

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love. Martin Luther King Jr. Darkness can not drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King Jr. We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now. Martin Luther King, Jr. I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. Martin Luther … Continue reading

Christmas in Italy

Christmas in Italy

In Italy today, Christmas is a time for families coming together and with the recently acquired wealth, this coming together is a great excuse for a boom in buying (expensive) consumer goods especially for children who normally are at the centre of most of the festivities. Italy is very much a religious country and even with growing secularism, Christmas is very much a religious festival, with carol singing, live cribs, and decorated windows in the … Continue reading

Christmas food

Christmas food

I am going to church, Watson. I believe such attendance was a prominent element of the Christmas season before the giving of gifts and the consumption of certain fowl became de rigueur? Sherlock Holmes If I could work my will every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. He should! Ebenezer Scrooge People are so … Continue reading