It has been quite sometime since I last published a blog entry.  The good news is that I’ve been quite busy, the bad news is that this trend may continue.  As a result, I will likely publish less frequently, perhaps just sharing my thoughts in the form of our periodic Economic Updates.  If you would like to receive those, please visit our website and subscribe at  

I also plan to provide my closing thoughts on the year that was as I do each and every year, critiquing what went well, what didn’t, and what we might be able to improve in the future.

Until then, enjoy the holiday season!