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POTPOURRI
May 2003

Age is a feeling, not a number. I’ve always felt that way, not just since I entered the golden years. Tis very true. •••A useless but
fascinating fact: Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches. •••Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose & ears never stop growing. Scary!!! Are we all potential Pinocchio’s? Or Ferengi? •••A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand. Think Snoopy would agree. •••Thanks to many of U who are renewing for 2 & 4 yrs instead of one.

Speaking of age, Bob Hope will be 100 this month. He’s a man for all seasons. I still have his Western Union telegram of congratulations on the occasion of turning my Palm Springs weekly newspaper into a daily in the 40’s. Also got wires from Robert Taylor & Red Skelton. Ah, those were glamour days, where I cut my journalistic teeth. •••Back to the economy for a moment: The US Consumer Confidence Index shot up the other day. Some say it was result of warover- relief. It is, however, a test of applying chart technique to economic data. If U chart this index back to 1991, U see it has built multiple head&shoulders tops, & multiple necklines. This last index jump seems to be a tech-pullback precisely to its main neckline. If this theory is correct, the confidence index will soon drop away.

Enough of that serious stuff. ••The electric chair was invented by a dentist. No comment. •••All polar bears are lefthanded. No doubt U can use that fact in your daily life.••• The mighty oak tree was once just a nut which stood its ground. •••Long ago, when men cursed & beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it’s called golf. •••Back to age: Eventually U will reach a point when U
stop lying about your age & start bragging about it. •••How old would U be if U didn’t know how old U are? •••When U are dissatisfied & would like to go back to youth, think of Calculus & Algebra. Ugh! •••Some days you're the dog; some days you're the hydrant.

A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion. •••“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can’t read& write, but those who can‘t learn, unlearn, & relearn.” Alvin Toffler. That sounds uncomfortably true. Like upgrading a computer. Sigh. •••“Thou shalt not weigh more than thy refrigerator.” Bet U didn’t know that was in the Bible. •••Someone who thinks logically provides a nice contrast to the real world. •••Next HSL will be mailed on either June 16 or 23, depending on travel & mkts. Email & fax ubscribers will have in hand on either June 15 or 22. Next on-line FMU (Mkt
Update) will be May 18-19. Next GoldCharts R Us on May 7.

••U will find a pink sheet enclosed today, a list of our services & books & sets. I hope U’ll make use of it. If not today, plez save it for tomorrow. •••Heck is where people go who don’t believe in Gosh. •••A picture is worth a thousand words, but it uses 1000 times more computer memory.

Ad seen: “Iraqi rife, never fired, dropped once.” ••As this picture below clearly proves, it won’t rain on U if U read HSL. Jim Sinclair has been invited to deliver a paper in Kuala Lumpur in Oct on
“The gold Dinar—the most important economic event since Bretton Woods.”Jim called me the “Dean of Gold” in an article on his website this week. Maybe. In any case it gives me a new word to use in my signoff. Golden goodbye dear family reader, from Uncle Harry D (for Dean) Schultz. Also Dean of the College of Hard Knocks.

 

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