Happy 4th of July from Liberty Insight. Hopefully, you are having a relaxing long weekend, spending time with family and friends, enjoying a hotdog and a beer, watching fireworks, or whatever else you like to do to celebrate Independence Day.
It has been a while since I have had time to post so I wanted to update my readers on what I’ve been up to in leiu of writing and give a sneak preview of my next post.
My 4th of July was fantastic. I slept in and awoke slowly to the sounds of birds outside my window. As I checked email while lying in bed, I noticed a blog I follow had posted the Declaration of Independence which I proceeded to read as I lay in bed. It reminded me just how beautiful and powerful it was as a piece of writing and how serious and brave those men were who pledged to each other their lives, fortunes and sacred honor in the name of liberty. There’s a powerful juxtaposition between those men who willfully committed treason under penalty of death, and today’s population which sits idly by as our liberties are slowly eroded with each passing week. If you haven’t read the Declaration since grade school, I would highly recommend spending five minutes to read it here.
I spent the rest of the morning with my fiancé walking around our new neighborhood getting coffee and shopping. We spent the afternoon unpacking and organizing our new apartment. (We moved last weekend to our new house in San Francisco’s North Beach district.) Late afternoon we walked to Aquatic Park near Ghirardelli Square where we met the guys from Oru Kayak and got to take the kayaks out on the water. It was an incredible experience with the 4th of July festivities including a live band playing Journey covers in the background. And it was actually hot and sunny in SF on July 4th. We then topped it all off having dinner with friends and watching the fireworks. Great day!
(If you have never heard of Oru Kayak, it is a super-cool origami folding kayak that transforms from lightweight carrying case to fully functioning kayak in five minutes. I’ve been working with them to redesign some of the component parts for mass production. Check them out at www.OruKayak.com.)
So… as you may have gathered, I recently got engaged and moved into a new apartment with my fiancé. Besides the kayak project, I’m working on a micro-inverter project which promises to revolutionize the solar industry, and several smaller projects. I also had minor back surgery in early June which went very well and I’m recovering nicely.
Between work, wedding planning, back problems and moving, I haven’t had much time for blogging. And not for lack of topics as the amount of political scandals, extraordinary economic news and crazy world events is off the charts. Hopefully, as my schedule settles down a bit I will be able to post more to do my small part in the battle for liberty and understanding.
As a quick heads up, my next post will be about the recent Fed statement and the repercussions for the stock, bond, real-estate and gold and silver markets. I know I am long overdue for a posting on gold and silver considering the precious metals have gotten killed since I predicted last December that they were poised to shoot up this spring. Do I regret that post? Have I changed my tune on the metals or have recent events strengthened my conviction? Stay tuned.