Lorin Bice Blog

Leaving a Mark | July 2017

“What are we, a mile from the sun?” asked Lawrence Bourne III in one of Tom Hanks’ lesser films. Hanks played Lawrence, a spoiled rich kid that inadvertently gets himself enrolled in the Peace Corp and shipped off to the tropics.   The only thing I remember about the movie was the Hanks character getting off […]

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George Jones and Ben Franklin Sing the Blues | June 2017

My Sirius radio preset channels are a rather eclectic lot: I have the 60’s, Willie’s Roadhouse, Jimmy Buffet, the Metropolitan Opera, College Sports, Fox Business News and newly added to the lineup, the Beatles channel. I wish they had a history or book channel; something like Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch novels, only without the random […]

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Paying for College | May 2017

Who-hoo, or as my friend Martha says, “Wooty-hoo!” She’s very Southern. Why am I celebrating with such reckless abandon? My daughter just graduated with a doctoral degree in pharmacy!!!   She has a job. She’s moving out. I get a pay raise (in theory, at least). Now to be a little less glib and a little […]

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Timing the Market | April 2017

You can’t time the market. You have heard that, right?   This is an accepted truism in the investment business. It is also a simplistic load of poppycock; sheer balderdash I say. If we can’t time the market, then why do investors with the best track records keep cash on hand for a “buying opportunity?” You […]

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Washington Wackiness | March 2017

I went to see “King Kong” a few weeks ago. It was a hoot…at least it was for me. I can remember how exciting it was to see the old 1933 version on our little black & white TV back around 1960.   Given the reception we had, I thought it snowed on tropical islands until […]

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