05/07/10 | Comments (2)

I recently gave you a gift, and I hope you acted on it.

We can only speculate with the future and what it has in store for us.

I have several other gifts for you.


The first, and least important, is a peek into the doppelganger to peruse another kind of wizard. If you are looking to improve your market savvy, then follow traders who are students of the market.

It takes time to develop skills; don’t wait until you think you need the money; it won’t work. Begin now and be prepared to put in long hours of study before you can gain any amount of proficiency.


(Note: The real originator of the rabbit hole idea is found here and there is no one better; he is a true genius.)


Whether you are a man or woman, another gift I have for you is important.

I was 5 years old and Dr Salinger chased me around his desk for what seemed like 15 minutes. He would zig one way, me the other. He must have been 85 years old then; so it was a fair contest. He finally conceded that I won. “OK, just leave” he said as he walked over and opened the door.

Bursting through it like a man who had just been let out of prison, I suddenly found myself inside a small closet, with no escape. He was easily able to stick me with that big needle, and my reluctance to ever see a Doctor again began.


I have a confession to make.

I have woefully ignored going to the Doctor. I am healthy, and have been blessed with good genes and an athletic body.  After a recent bout with bronchitis, I followed through on my promise to my wife: I had a physical exam this week. I was apprehensive, but did it anyways. Dr Telesford was thorough and professional, and I trust him.

I also brought him a list labelled “This is what I know, from head to toe”. It was a summary of the injuries, ailments, and illnesses suffered over the years. Like a car mechanic, I figured it was easier for him to begin with an idea of my symptoms.

Men, if you have been putting it off, just do it.

Women, if your husband has been stalling, put this in front of him, and ask him to please give you that gift.


To all you great Mom’s out there, “We Love You.”

  • Posted by: Chris Jason | May 14th, 2010

    I’m right there with you Dennis. I absolutely hate the doctor and hospitals. Yazmin yells at me all the time to go.

  • Posted by: Dennis Parmelee | May 23rd, 2010

    Chris, “knowing” is better than not knowing. It puts yur mind at ease. It allows early detection and remediation of problems.

    Wouldn’t you want to know if there were termites eating away at the foundation of your home? Your Portfolio? Your Health?

    We visited with a sick relative in a convalescent home today. It was striking that the women outumbered the men fully eight to one. They really do take better care of themselves.

    Interesting read here.


    Listen to Yazmin.

    By the way, I hear that congrats are in order for your recent promotion :) wtg

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