2014 In Review

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We didn’t have any of the major changes this year that we had in 2013. We kept on working on the house, built of the garden, took a nice long vacation to Rio, and enjoyed time with friends. Our savings, which are largely on auto-pilot, kept building. What we got right: Automatic savings –Everything below happens each month without me …

Energy Links

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More on pricing, here, here, here, here, here, here Struggles in shale, here, here, here, here and here Sheiks vs Shale Oil price plunge raises Mexico energy reform concerns A glut of oil and future supply growth Crucial Energy Facts and more great energy charts (great visuals) BHP and Rio Tinto to move to dominate copper BP expects to incur …

Merry Christmas

Adam My Life Leave a Comment

I haven’t put much out in the past week. We’ve spent a whole lot of time on the road traveling between Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma and visiting our multitude of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. We’re thankful to have some time to see so many people we care about but I’m looking forward to getting home and getting …

What I’m Reading

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Most Amazing Science Images of 2014 (io9) Evan Williams does not give a shit about Instagram (Fortune) Broken Windows And Broken Lives (Popehat) The oceans now contain 5 trillion pieces of floating plastic (Washington Post) Watching Oil Decline 45% Has Me Excited (Joshua Kennon) Doctors Can Now 3D Print a Knee Joint (Techcrunch) Marijuana Startup Raises $75M with  Peter Thiel as an …

My favorite Podcasts

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I love podcasts. I sit in a cubicle 50 hours a week, so to keep my sanity I listen to a massive amount of podcasts. It’s not something I can manage to do when I’m working on things that require a lot of mental horsepower, but anything repetitive and I tune in. I also tend to listen to them when …

Energy Links: Price Edition

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Oil’s Black Friday, More on pricing here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. Oil and gas permits tumble 40% in November ConocoPhillips to cut capital 20% and BP layoffs Oil Part 1 and Part 2 and Oil and the Stock Market The fracking fallacy but see shale economies here. More than $150B in oil projects to face axe …

More Things I’m Reading

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  Things I learned reading in 2014 (Ryan Holiday) 9 new businesses in the wide world of weed (Business Insider) Cyber ring stole secrets for gaming U.S. stock market: FireEye (Reuters) How marketers convinced us that we all need mint to fix our bad breath (Vox) Things I learned reading in 2014 (Ryan Holiday) Chris Rock on Everything (Vulture) The Incredible Shrinking Incomes …

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Houston Citrusfest

Adam Garden, My Life 1 Comment

It was Houston Citrusfest this weekend at our local farmers market. This is a fantastic event for any prospective fruit tree grower who isn’t sure what to plant. Your average grocery store only carries 1 or 2 maximum types of each fruit (with the exception of maybe apples). Most people thing of oranges as being oranges. Lemons are lemons. This …

Pappas Bros

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I love when you find a phenomenal family business story. Even better when its multi-generational. You know a family is doing something right when they manage to not only build their own little empire, but the whole family stays involved long after they don’t need the money. It starts in 1897, when H.D. Pappas immigrated to America from Greece. He …