Another glorious winter’s day in San Francisco. My family and I biked over the GG Bridge to Sausalito and then took the ferry back to Fisherman’s Wharf. Thirty-five years in this town and I’ve only done that ride twice. The previous time was a week ago, to celebrate my 10 year old son’s new birthday bike.
2009 was not a kind year. I feel very grateful that my family has come through in reasonable shape. It makes it easy to appreciate the fine views and the fine weather.
Exactly a year ago, I officially launched this blog. It’s been enormously gratifying writing it. First, it’s made me feel plugged into the market in ways both large and small. Secondly, because I’m a visual kinda guy, those charts that I’ve tried to make a central part of this blog have helped me understand and retain what’s going on in ways that columns of numbers just don’t. Plus, I’ve learned a heck of a lot more about Excel — and, alas, its limitations as a database — than I ever knew before.)
And finally, it’s been great to feel appreciated! Though I sometimes joke that I have a readership of 7½, it is a loyal, thoughtful and appreciative one. Well, that’s three of you anyway.
Happy New Year everyone! My best wishes to each of you, and thank you for your support.