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  1. Travis,
    I am so proud of you and I love reading your blogs. Although I don’t read them daily (as I’m sure Rogers does, and I don’t blame him one bit for that :), but I do try to read them weekly or so. They are well written and easy to read/follow. I feel sure that all of your teachers feel a sense of pride when they read them also.

    Also, I commend you for your bold decision to leave the unrewarding rigors and thanklessness of a mundane Mon-Fri job and travel the world. Traveling the world is something of which I always dreamed but will have to settle for the ingratiation of living it vicariously through my children, as I am sure your parents do as well.

    I have been thinking about writing to you for sometime now, but just haven’t found the time, until today, when I went to your website and could not find the posting on Chris Christie. I thought Christie performed respectably at the debate on CNBC recently, so I wanted to review what you had said about him. I found your blog quite informative, combined with further credibility of your having worked for a huge institution, located very near the state of New Jersey, so was curious as to why you chose to remove it (or at least not include in your best blogs).

    As you are weighing in on the possible 2016 presidential candidates, I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on the Democratic candidates as well, especially Hillary Clinton.

    I have recommended your website to some folks recently. You are doing a great job and I wish you all the best.

    1. Thanks so much for the kind words! I’m experimenting a lot with blog format right now and other posts had more views so I swapped it out, no real method to the madness beyond that.

      Here’s the link,

      The summary about my feelings towards Christie is that he’s using a lot of accounting right now to hide how terrible New Jersey’s finances really are. There will likely be a crisis of epic proportions in that state in the next few years. He’s doing nothing to fix the problem only kicking the can down the road. So for that reason I extrapolate how he would be in Washington and imagine he’d act similarly. Also the thing that happened when his political advisor shut down the bridge to NY to punish a mayor who didn’t endorse him was really low I thought. I really feel like he knew about it and ordered it but then came out and said he knew nothing about it. I just think that can’t be the case and that his ambitions are for himself and not for what he can do for the country. Right now I like Rubio and Kasich more.

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