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The Fool: If you could go back in time and witness one event in history, what would you go back and see?
Redcait: The very beginning...
The Fool: Does ethics or 'socially responsible investing' have a place in your investment approach? How so? How not?
Redcait: Yup, but it sure "ain't easy being green". Would not buy MO. If I were true to my ethics, it would be nearly impossible to invest; I would be in an eternal conundrum. However, ethics and social responsibility have a prominent place in my life;I do the best I can--I am a mere mortal.
The Fool: What, in your opinion, are some of life's big mysteries?
Redcait: Here's one: Why someone will buy a stock solely on a so-called "hot tip" yet that same individual is compelled to verify the "Wet paint" sign.
The Fool: Give a short description of your best and/or worst vacation.
Redcait: My friend and I were on the West Coast. My histamines went berserk (resulting in a vexing, incredibly itchy, very red, all-over body rash). Then, she and I both caught powerful colds. So, there we were: I: red, scratching, coughing, sneezing, proboscis relentlessly running; she with same (except for redness and itching). Spent time in the local ER, where I learned about Benadryl (albeit several days into my "suffering"). People sure cut us a wide swath. Actually, though, we plodded along, did not slow down--had fun. So, although this qualifies as worst vacation, it wasn't. It's all in one's perception. There are many, many bests; but right up there is my visit (w/same friend) to Old Town, Alexandria VA and Fool HQ. We were most warmly greeted by several fine and friendly Fools, including David Gardner. We donned Foolcaps and had a great time! I have the pics to prove it.
PS: Thanks to Selena who trusted that we truly did "come in peace" on our first unannounced and totally unexpected arrival.
The Fool: Briefly review your favorite book.
Redcait: There are several. One is "The Outermost House" by Henry Beston. Beautiful tome of the sea and all life forms at Cape Cod. Pays homage to the beauty, majesty, and power of nature. Written by a man who lived on the precipice of the ocean, and was truly changed by his experience. Stunning!
The Fool: When you aren't working or sitting in front of the computer, what occupies your time?
Redcait: Travelling, art/craft shows, reading, fine dining, walking, laughing, attempting to improve myself in all areas (a daunting task!), and generally trying to be a good citizen of planet earth.
The Fool: What other financial products or services do you use?
Redcait: Will read anything I can get my hands on be it hard-copy or on-line (or at least start--abandon if not worthy). Generally keep my eyes/ears open. Zeitgeist.
The Fool: What's your biggest pet peeve?
Redcait: Voluntary ignorance. This is the basis of many of my other pet peeves(actually these are more serious than "pet peeves"), which include but are by no means limited to: Negativity, trashing the environment, disrespect, disregard of our own and other species, close-mindedness. Pet Peeves: Limited word use(esp to express anger-- most limit themselves to the ever-popular 4 letter words). I include myself in the "most" category, but I am working on it. IRA account, PIN number, irregardless, Please RSVP...
The Fool: What's been your best investment to date, and how did you discover it?
Redcait: There are two: Verity (analyst at my firm); DoubleClick (self-discovery, if that is truly possible--after all, many came to this stock before I; but I am the only one I personally know who owns it). I did my own research/analysis prior to buying either.
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