06 January 2009


Dow 9,015 +62 ----- Gold $864.50 +5.20 ----- Oil $48.44 -.55

Richard Russel Dow Theory Letters went bullish yesterday.

The following was taken from Jim Sinclair's Mine Set. I think it warrants some thought.


I wanted to pass this story on to you, Dan and Monty.

I grew up on a ranch. The largest structure on our ranch was a very large and beautiful classic designed barn.

One night when I was very young the barn caught on fire.

My Dad and his hired men risked running into the barn to rescue the horses. Naturally the horses were panicked and terrified. After getting the horses outside to safety the horses turned around and ran back into the barn. Despite their best efforts they could not stop the horses from running back into the barn and they all perished in the fire.

Why would the horses do such a foolish thing?

My Father told me that the barn was where they felt safe and secure. He explained to me that in their blind panic they ignored the obvious danger and they ran back into the only place they had been conditioned to feel safe in.

Sound familiar?

CIGA Dean"

Headed out to the Kitt Peak National Observatory. What an interesting place and what fabulous views. The road up to the observatories, there are 26, is a stunner. Took a tour and saw their solar telescope. This day they were not doing solar work with it but measuring sodium on Mercury.

I was interested to learn that our tour guide feels the same way about global warming as I. Just not enough information to make any type of conclusion. Al Gore just a hypster.

After the Kitt Peak we went to San Pedro on the Tohono O'odham Reservation. Sadly, the village was typical reservation poverty but the setting was quite beautiful and perhaps that's what really counts. Actually, the observatory is on Tohono O'odham land. And, there is a great view of west side of the sacred mountain Boboquivari.

A friend sent me this slideshow. Every time I'm feeling low I'm going to come back to this post and link, crank up the volume and have all my cares just melt away. We have so much to be grateful for. This planet is such a wonder!

05 January 2009


Dow 8952 -82 ----- Gold 858 -17 ----- Oil 49 flat

Saturday we did KP and other house cleaning activities. Sunday it rained most all of the day so I worked in Lightroom. And I published a post at Simply Photos. It's a series of photos taken at Agua Caliente Park, one of the few places you can find water around here.

I also finished reading another novel. This one was kind of fun. It was called Utopia by Lincoln Child. It's about sabotage and and ultra high tech theme park in the Nevada desert. I wish there was such a place. I would love to go there.

There certainly wasn't much to cheer about with the real start of the new year. It kind of depressed me actually. I did find this video that is a humorous look back at 2008. Not that it's really funny but what is one to do? You either gotta laugh or you gotta cry.

Went out to Saguaro West this afternoon and hiked the two-way road you hit on the Bajada Loop. It was a pretty nice afternoon and may have gotten a couple of keepers for the Koty Bear site. I never really know until I process them.

Getting close to pulling up stakes time. Leave for Apache Junction Saturday morning. I've never stayed two months in an RV park before. When you stay that long you seem to make a lot of new friends that you are kind of sorry to leave. So far it has been my experience that people who RV are by in large a very nice bunch. There are the few jerks but those are in every pot and easy to ignore because there are so many nice ones.

Koty at Saguaro National Park West