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Since I started blogging in March, 2004, I’ve published over 1200 posts. In 2007, I switch from TypePad to WordPress, where I manage this blog and The BuzzPal Blog, which is the blog for BuzzPal – The World Is Your Party. Check it out and if you like the concept you can signup here. BuzzPal promotes a positive message and is about bringing people together in the real world. More information is available on BuzzPal.com and The BuzzPal Blog.

I use this blog to speak my mind on a wide range of topics, from finance, economics, and real estate (been trading and investing in markets since 1994 and have done ten real estate transactions and hundreds of security trades) to photography, travel, politics, culture, and more.  Most startup posts are on The BuzzPal Blog.

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PS: Some people ask why I keep a blog. The answer is the same as all the other “why I” questions: For the sheer pleasure of it. That’s the best reason to do anything, IMHO. I mean, if you find yourself doing mostly things from which you don’t derive pleasure, learning and satisfaction, then you need to ask yourself “why?” Life is too short for that. I mean, I guess a life of drudgery is what some people want, but not me. Like I say on my MySpace profile, (I know, that’s soo 2005, to put it nicely),  I choose the red pill.

Another reason for all this is that I’m living on “bonus” time. In 1992, I had a bad mountain bike accident that shattered my cheek bone and skull and ripped open my neck. I probably should have been killed, brain damaged or paralyzed, but I wasn’t. Later that year I was in a bad motorcycle accident (broad side of a car at high speed: motorcyle explode in ball of flames, bones snap, land in oncoming traffic lanes).

Every day after those accidents has been “free” (“bonus time” for me). It’s a reminder that life is precious and short. I’ve had other reminders along the way, including friends taken by violence. We need to remember these things. We need to be thankful for everything and to be sharing a little time with each other on this “bright blue ball, just spinning, spinning free” (1st time I saw Throwing Stones was at this show — and this blog post I wrote in 2005 marks the end of another revolution of The Wheel). We need to do the things we love and encourage others to do the things they love. After all, the point of life is to sing and dance. That’s why I…

PPS: Some people ask what digital SLR and lens I use and recommend. I currently use the Canon Xti, but if I were buying a new DSLR today I’d get the new model, the Xsi, or the 40D. If I had a larger budget, I would consider a Nikon.  See this page for the exact camera body and lens I recommend: buzzpal.com/digital-slr-kit.html.

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