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Published on December 8th, 2011 | by Leonard Jackson


We’re Back

Well it’s finally time to end my self-induced sabbatical that I entered into a few months ago and get back to the business of dissecting and solving the most urgent roadblocks to a functioning society that we as a nation are facing today. It was made clear these past weeks that my vast army of loyal followers were never concerned in the least that I wouldn’t be up to the task upon my return. Actually, they were so comfortable in this knowledge that not one of them, friend or foe; family or stranger; regular reader of browser felt it necessary to inquire if in fact I was aware of the mounting problems and if I would ever be able to address them again. Not a single word or question by phone, mail or tweet. Nothing. If it hadn’t been for the Russian or Serbian or whatever nationality the person who was trying to sell me refilled printer cartridges was a member of, I wouldn’t have had any correspondence at all. The good news is that if no one is watching we can say anything we want to without hurting any feelings. So we’re off again.


About the Author

As I prepare my “reentry” into the e-world of blogging, I am advised that I should provide my prospective audience with a brief biographical résumé covering my life’s work and future aspirations so that I, and my work, can be properly categorized and thus judged in the proper venue. Since I will be joining a new group in just a few short months, it came to my attention that for a quick summary I can cover my life span in 20 year segments that pretty well sum up the route that I took to get to where I am today. In December, the Lord willing, I will become a member of that esteemed group known as Octogenarians. . Now that may be a disturbing, even scary, pigeonhole for some folks to find themselves assigned to, but I’m beginning to realize some real benefits from being maturity advantaged. The first 20 years I grew up, was educated and began my married life and my career. Second period was about 20 years in the cotton business in Memphis, TN. Trading this commodity in the world’s largest inland cotton market. Third period was spent in the municipal bond industry in Memphis, Houston TX Chicago and finally to my present home in Kansas City, MO. The fourth 20 years I served as a registered investment adviser to a number of individual clients which I continue to do in a semi-retired capacity. In addition to all this, over all these years, I have been blessed with a loving wife of sixty years, four children, four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and a menagerie of grand horses, dogs, cats and a donkey. Providentially, none of these, except of course my patient wife, are still living in the family home. And now the fifth period will be consumed in my new career. For the first time in all the years I have an opportunity to share my opinions with the world. I can truly express my thoughts without regard to any extenuating conditions. I can just say how I feel about any subject. How liberating. Let the blogging begin!!!! By the way – what I do in the next period remains to be seen and depends on how well I do in the fifth period.

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