With the recent forage of Hurricane Irene up the eastern seaboard, 2011 is shaping up as the mostly costly year ever in terms of natural disasters. This is why today I am going to skip on the ranting, raving, finger pointing and tail wagging. Money, markets, economics, bitching and moaning can rest. Today's a day to focus on the things that really matter.
I want to wish all of you guys on the east coast (especially NYC) well. Get yourself secured and stay calm. With all the crazy shit going on lately in the world and especially the world of finance, it is pretty easy to lose sight of the essentials. Dollars, prestige and success all come and go. In the end, having our health and security is the most important thing. Sometimes it takes unpredictable calamities to remind us of that fact. Wherever you are today, try to give a good thought and keep it positive. I'm making this an open topic dedicated to the monkeys in Manhattan's ivory towers forced to watch the the tidal waves below. Whatever you guys feel like ranting about, this is the place for it.