You should be aware that Carl has on the order of 4,000-4,500 posts here on NOfP I have something in the high double digit range, less than 100. That's about two orders of magnitude less than Carl. Nor do I have the organizational skills that Carl possesses, and mine are pretty good. He's truly amazing to have created all this material. (Ok, yes I know, before you comment on it, even well if I exclude QOTD its still in the thousands.)
These last two weeks of blogging have taught me something, if nothing else, that I lack humility. In the process of researching posts, I re-read some of Carl's blog and I'm amazed. I can't do justice to Carl. My style is different. I'm not a lawyer, my background is in astrodynamics and finance. I'm opinionated, and my greatest claim to fame is that I claim to know nearly everything about absolutely nothing. Still that hasn't stopped me from trying. It's a lot of work blogging even the one-post-a-day that I can manage to eek out. Thanks for the comments they are appreciated.
Now for a mea-culpa. In April of 2009, I issued a *sell* pronouncement on the stock market. In hindsight, that was horrible timing, the market rallied about 50% in the next few years and it was actually one of the buying opportunities of the decade. Well, I followed my own advice then, and furthermore, subsequently bought into the market at a recent peak. Doh!
I have not made a good movement in the market since I stopped to use the men's room at EFHutton back in 2000.
Carl will be returning shortly, in the meantime, I will continue to do my fallible best.