October 1, 2008
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Allow me to crack my knuckles before I start.
It’s been over two months since I posted anything. I really don’t know where the hell time goes, but I hope it’s warm there.
I just got back (only last week) from a couple of weeks of much-needed vacation.
There’s of course the global financial meltdown going on (not to mention the US Presidential election) and so it’s fitting that I could spend some time reading When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management and The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, both excellent and highly recommended. Up next in my list is The Trillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash, which pretty much called what is happening right now.
I also had a chance to re-read Brave New World and confirmed that it continues to be one of my favorite books of all time. It often happens that re-reading a book after a long time can be perilous: what you thought was great before isn’t anymore, and you rediscover not just the book but yourself as you are now, or as you were before (“Wow, I thought this was good? I really was an idiot back then.”).
It’s good to be back. Now to see if I can keep up blogging in any way, shape or form. 🙂