The Rabbit Hole
A Blog by author Bob Berry
Our country seems to be going through one of those periods of rage and protest. It’s happened before. It’ll happen again, assuming we survive this one. COVID-19 remains a danger. But if you don’t wear a mask, you’re heartless. You hate grandmas, children, and puppies. You’re a science denier, ignorant, and generally the worst human … Continue Reading Liberty vs. Safety
Unless you’re hiding under a rock somewhere, you know that the CARES act provided stimulus funding for many different people and organizations. I’m not going to go into the politics of this, or whether I think it was a good idea. I won’t even mention how much this will cost us down the road when … Continue Reading How I’m Handling PPP Funds
I just finished my latest read, Leadership & Self-Deception by not an individual but an organization, The Arbinger Institute. Many thanks to Franklin Savings Bank, who gifted the book to me. This one is an oldy and goodie. First published in 2000, this book outlines a key method of progressing from management to leadership proficiency. … Continue Reading Book: Leadership & Self-Deception
Just the other day, I saw this post on social media. I’ve redacted the face and name. This was written by a young millennial, judging by the age of the person in the headshot picture. It sort of broke my heart. It wreaks of hopelessness. He is wrong on more than one level, and I’ll … Continue Reading Financial Hope
Have you been watching the stock market? Have you been watching it tank? Got you worried about your retirement accounts? The Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) is a commonly used market benchmark made from 30 large companies. It was near 29,551 before the pandemic. At it’s low during the pandemic, it dropped to about 18,592. … Continue Reading Why the Stock Market is Not Your Biggest Concern.
The corona virus is sweeping the world as I write. Hundreds of thousands have come down with the virus. Most of them survived it just fine. Some did not. I don’t know how high the count will rise, but it’s lots. This seems much like the flu that hits us every year. I’m not saying … Continue Reading Corona Crisis
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