Author Archives: Alan

About Alan

The editor is a former systems manager for a large California-based HMO, and a former senior systems manager for Northrop, Hughes-Raytheon, Computer Sciences Corporation, Perot Systems and other such organizations. One position was managing the financial and payroll systems for a large hospital chain. And somewhere in there was a two-year stint in Canada running the systems shop at a General Motors locomotive factory - in London, Ontario. That explains Canadian matters scattered through these pages. Otherwise, think large-scale HR, payroll, financial and manufacturing systems. A résumé is available if you wish. The editor has a graduate degree in Eighteenth-Century British Literature from Duke University where he was a National Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and taught English and music in upstate New York in the seventies, and then in the early eighties moved to California and left teaching. The editor currently resides in Hollywood California, a block north of the Sunset Strip.

Assessing Risk Again

It was just another Monday. Things were going just fine and then they turned sour: The remarkable stock market comeback of 2020 briefly had another notch in its belt Monday: Stocks once again turned positive for the year. But the … Continue reading

Posted in Donald Trump, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A More Likable Person

France got things under control. Most of Europe did and will not allow Americans to visit for now, because the United States lost control of its coronavirus pandemic. Canadians can visit. Americans cannot – they’d bring the whole thing back … Continue reading

Posted in Donald Trump, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment