So much pain. So much Sorrow. I try to bury myself in work and do look forward to that fortune 500 company offer to explore jointly but that will not be able to start till next week.
I had some fun the last 24 hours.. playing with hashtags and Twitter analytics… it is really interesting I would have never known which things I tweet has the most “impressions” or casual views and who clicks on links and things… I was amazed and the football deadlines today made it more fun and interesting. Very educational and I was able to manipulate dome content to see if it had an effect on data and in some cases I found more than a 10 fold increase. Seems I get thousands of “impression” a day even when I wonder if anyone is looking. I just do not know who or where but have been able to see trends and hence gauge social interaction. Pretty cool .
My mother thinks I should rot in hell and I told her I would meet her there.. and the creaming for the nest half hour was intense. and then it settled into an hour plus of somewhat reasonable conversation but it was obvious she is already getting to stage 2 or intermediate dementia where her brain has immediate short-term memory, The last 20- 30 minutes we joked like we used to. but her stubbornness (which both her and my father passed on to me) and her weak will allowing some siblings to take advantage and her failure to plan and take care of herself and fighting the siblings are doing as a result has made this very sad for me.
what was very surprising was my brother (my father’s namesake) called and we actually had a fairly lengthy conversation (albeit I am certain I said a WHOLE lot more) but he was totally unaware of my work in doing due diligence on the Retirement Communities in that market, in-depth analysis of 3 of those facilities and even a historical record of the industry through today and into the next 20 years. He never knew I did anything let alone all of that work which is still unfinished.
This is not to brag Jo.. but for this kind of work I would charge most people 25 hundred per hour 10G’s minimum. Just like a high quality international lawyer. I could never charge my mother or family for this work.. but that does not mean that I have the time to waste. I read 2-400 articles nearly every day. I tweet maybe 10% of those as significant and then G+ and LinkedIn etc.. but I have to read so much for every part of the world and from finance to economics and politics and religion to world crises like child slavery and kidnaping to clean water and river conflicts and commodities and religions… so so much I need to have instantly available to have the right discussion with someone who calls me out of the blue to discuss their issues or political problems or overall major issues in business politics or just the world. My breadth of knowledge is enormous.. but my depth is limited.. but I find synergies in the breadth that makes the depth more manageable to learn, analysis and diagnose issues and find solutions.
I will proclaim what I don’t know when asked but I have a few special gifts/ abilities…. such as a very keen memory (why it is hard for me to trust as people change their stories) and an ability to learn most things in many disciplines very quickly and the tenacity to carry on when others fall away.
anyway…. I digress…. which seems to be a lot lately.
Physically I am healing faster than I thought. some lower abdominal and right groin issues means I am not quite walking as well I hope to…. and most remarkable my back pain is GONE.
Anyway Kiddo… I do honestly and sincerely hope you are doing fine…. If GE blesses me with what they and other should I would of course come to Vegas…. but only for a short time and I will pre warn you before so you can ignore me by avoiding those locations.. or better yet as I was considering a host/guide/ personal shopper/ concierge etc for the those days I can have them contact you.
Watch the merger of Chrysler and Fiat and they should go to the public market around October 3.. after that and a special announcement of Volkswagen industries for ALL their divisions I can let you know more.