Walled City

The Christmas season is upon us, time to retell the Christ-mas story. You know, the story all Christians believe, the one about the three wise men that followed the bright star over Bethlehem, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh for the new King, Jesus, the Christ child. Today, the sleepy little town of Bethlehem … Continue reading Walled City

Flash in the Pan

Now a ghost town, Rhyolite, Nevada was once a boom town teeming with get-rich-fast gold prospectors.  Gold was discovered nearby in 1905.  By 1908 there were 5,000 residents of Rhyolite, many employed by the Montgomery Shoshone Mining Company that invested heavily in Rhyolite's infrastructure ... and future. The richest ore ran out quickly, production slowed … Continue reading Flash in the Pan

Secret Stash

I always like to have a backup plan.  You know, like a spare tire if you get a flat, an alternate route if the bridge is out, a spare case of beer just in case, etc.   I even have a backup plan for a Wall Street crash, a secret stash of financial security. This … Continue reading Secret Stash