NIN

Nine Inch Nails at The Palladium (Dec 8, 2018 show).  The Jesus and Mary Chain opened up for them.  Overall, it was a great show.  Interestly, there weren't as many phones up filming everything.  I'd estimate that less than 10% of the crowd had phones up at any given time.…

Peter Thiel's Macro Worldview

[This is a working post that will continue to be edited over time.]I saw Peter Thiel speak at SXSW in 2013 in Austin.  You can watch his speech here: "You Are Not A Lottery Ticket".  I recently rewatched the speech and am revisiting the implications of his worldview.  Sure,…

China and Trump's Creative Destruction

So which is the real Mr Trump? The reckless reactionary destroying critical alliances, or the “stable genius” who is pressuring China? The answer seems to depend on where you ask the question. Things look different from Beijing than from Brussels.…

On Bush 41

An 'Anchor to Windward' As he was for our nation and world during four years of tumultuous and historic change, so, too, has Kennebunkport served, in the words of St. Paul, "as anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast" to him.…