“His frequent appearances on CNBC draw buzz, as do his wickedly humorous monthly investing columns.”

– New York Times

The Most Anticipated Market Commentary of Our Time

These Outlooks represent life as I saw it, and in many cases, lived it.  The monthly preambles about living were what I enjoyed writing the most and were almost always laborious painful inquisitions into our daily lives and in some cases the meaning of life itself.

My best ones, in my opinion, were mentally framed during quiet moments in a shower or after a hard workout at the gym when endorphins open the brain to subconscious thoughts and feelings.  They are as much as an autobiography as I could have written, but framed in a monthly series of essays, compiled over four decades that show a maturation or perhaps a molting of my life’s philosophy.  They represent who I was, who I am and who I expect to become.  I hope that in certain ways, they connect with your own experience.


FEATURED ARTICLE: Little Bit Softer Now

Oh man – Christmas Eve at the Gross household and we have problems. My new automatic toilet seat didn’t lift as quickly as it should, and when sitting, the seat didn’t feel as warm on my bum as advertised. Have to get the plumber out here ASAP, Christmas Eve or not.

To add to my woes, the infamous Gilligan’s Island trial ended the day before Christmas Eve with a resounding order for me not to play music louder than 60 decibels, whereas pre-trial, Laguna Beach noise ordinances decreed residents couldn’t play outdoor music louder than…60 decibels. Say what? After six weeks in court during Covid and a lawyer’s tab of several hundred thousand dollars, my confusion runneth over. I tend to think judges and lawyers have something going on – tit-for-tat like – but I don’t dare mention it. Sssssh! Wouldn’t want social media to start another rumor.