DANCE DAY! Get your groove on…

Total is Dance Day! I spent about 2 hours yesterday with my daughter and niece learning this routine so we could officially participate. Drop that newspaper, ignore the nagging emails, stop thinking about what you should do, think you have to do, and just get your groove on! Have a great day. ( to see the whole routine just skip to the end)

Here are a couple of my fav “So You Think You Can Dance Routines” for inspiration.
The Breast Cancer Routine – Breathtaking…
Bleeding Love
PS – I just bought our family tickets for the live show in Salt Lake City on November 4th. We went last year and it is about the most fun you can have at a live show. They went on sale yesterday so check to see if the show is coming to your town at Ticketmaster.com .

David Rosenburg from his Daily Musings..

I have not written much on the markets of late, mainly because I have struggled to stay up to date with our move to Utah, but I am trying to get my head back in to it. My favorite commentators remain in the bearish camp, in particularly David Rosenburgfrom Gluskin Sheff. (formerly of ML) David has a FREE newsletter with is excellent. Click here to subscribe. Below you will find an excerpt from today.

YOU KNOW YOU ARE IN A DEPRESSION WHEN …

“Congress moved to extend jobless benefits seven times, as has been the case over the past two years, at a time when almost half of the ranks of the unemployed have been looking for at least a half year.
The unemployment rate for adult males (25-54 years) hit a post-WWII this cycle and is still above the 1982 recession peak, and the youth unemployment rate is stuck near 25%. These developments will have profound long-term consequences – social, economic and political.
The fiscal costs of the depression continue to mount, with the White House on Friday raising its deficit projection for 2011 to $1.4 trillion from $1.267 trillion. That gap in the forecast – $133 billion – was close to the size of the entire budget deficit back in 2002. Amazing.
You also know it is a depression when you find out on the weekend that the FDIC seized and shuttered another seven banks, making it 103 closures for the year. What a recovery! “
Not exactly great news for a Monday morning. Sorry… This deficit number is haunting. I go back to something I wrote in one of my very first blog entries years ago. I fail to see how you can “spend your way out of a problem created by too much spending.” Printing money and monetizing the debt continues to seem likely.

Nicholas Kristof (NYT) – “Don’t Write Off Men Just Yet”


If you are regular reader of this blog you will know that I am a big Nick Kristof fan. BIG. He has been called the moral conscience of this generation as he writes on issues that truly matter. Earlier this year I co-hosted a book party for him and his wonderful wife, Sheryl WuDunn, for their new and best-seller book, “Half The Sky.” If you have not read it yet, do. This book has been a best-seller and there is more to come. It is not just a book, it is a movement! (Picture from the WFN Conference – April 2009)

Most of the time Nick writes on gender and human rights issues outside the US, but not yesterday. Yesterday he addressed an issue I recently blogged on as well, the article in the Atlantic called “The End of Men.” Not surprisingly we had a similar take, and that is that we have to stop seeing the ascent of women causing or being correlated with the decent in the position of men. We need to embrace these demographic changes to create the best possible outcomes for all. Nick is not ready to write-off half the population, nor am I. A new and better world will come about through partnerships and shared power. Men and women need to work together supporting, serving and helping one another in the family, in the workplace and in the world at large. The problems we face at the micro and the macro level are big, so it is in maximizing the talents of both genders and all generations that solutions are possible.
Nick, thank you for a great take on this important issue.