Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio?
James Chen: Asian-American writer, film director, journalist, entrepreneur, athlete, political activist, environmental activist and renaissance man
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Happy Thanksgiving to All
We spent Thanksgiving Day with Jenny's sisters and mom in San Jose. Jenny did most of the cooking, so I spent most of my time with the kiddies. The Brewster Boys enjoyed hanging out with their cousins and seeing their grandma for the first time in a month.
Our family has much for which to be thankful. Russell is making good progress with his speech and behavioral therapy, and is generally a happy-go-lucky kid. Although he's in his terrible twos, Punky is developing normally and loves being included in family activities.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Our Thanksgiving dinner consisted of roast duck, fried shrimp, steamed pork with cracked rice, salmon and various side dishes
Punky and Russell await the Thanksgiving dinner
Russell examines a toy shark in between bites of the Thanksgiving duck and rice
After dinner, Punky asks for dessert
Russell sniffs a plastic palm tree as he wards off Cousin Andrew's wand
Punky bangs the drum slowly
Russell relaxes on Thanksgiving Day at Grandma's house
Punky grabs a horse amid a plethora of toys
Punky and Cousin Andrew scoot around in the family room
Russell prepares to launch an indoor rocket
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
I, For One, Welcome Our New Insect Overlords
All hail Nancy Pelosi and her glorious new regime!
Congratulations to the Democratic Party on its victory in this week's elections. Although I am a conservative, I have not been happy with the recent performance of the Republican Party. Runaway spending, typified by the Medicare prescription drug bondoggle, has been a hallmark of the last several Republican-controlled Congresses.
What matters to me is that taxes remain low, and that the Federal government reduces the urge to butt into my life. Many on Wall Street are betting that the Democrats won't have the balls to increase taxes now, as well as retreat from Iraq in the immediate future. I happen to agree with that assessment, and also look forward to legislative gridlock and some spending vetoes by President Bush.
For those of you that invest with me, stay the course but don't invest any new money. If the Democrats raise taxes or begin withdrawing from Iraq, that's your signal to begin selling and moving into cash.
I will be happy to answer any questions that you might have on investment strategy.
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Happy Anniversary to Us
This weekend was our sixth wedding anniversary. To celebrate, we went out for lunch AND dinner. So Jenny did not have to cook and I did not have to clean up the kitchen.
Also during the day, we went out to the new Alameda Library and the supermarket. Another exciting day (for the boys, that is).
Russell and Punky in front of the frozen food section at the supermarket
Punky gets his kicks from Kix
Russell enjoys his barbequed hot dog at Bip's Broiler in Alameda
Punky's choice for lunch at Bip's was the fish and chips
At the new Alameda library, Punky gives an owl a lift
Russell checks out the work of the balloon artist at the Alameda library
At the East Ocean Restaurant, Russell spins the Little Mermaid DVD (now missing)