I am passionate about the politics of finance and the finance of politics. I’ve been on my soap box for many years, and finally after seeing the glazed look in the eyes of family and friends, I decided to seek another audience. I was and still am horrified that our elected officials did not respond to the 99% of calls and letters from Americans saying NO bailout to the financial institutions. I am in shock that no legislation has been put back into place to stop the pillaging. I’m good at synthesizing information in a way that makes complicated topics easy to understand. I’ve been a day trader, a non-profit fundraiser and community activist. I’ve participated in the last two economic bubbles of 2000 and 2008. I’ve made lots of money and lost lots of money. And I have lots to say! When I’m not obsessed with the financial markets and craziness of how we operate a democracy these days, I love taking my dogs out for walks, improv theater and listening to dreams, both the day and night ones.