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Mom Reprimanded Me; Easter AND Passover

easter_passoverMom reprimanded me over the weekend.  She thought my post about Easter versus Passover was disrespectful.  Obviously I explained that it was a skit from Jon Stewart on how the Jews have not done a good job of marketing the holiday whereas Easter has an adorable Easter Bunny that leaves a scavenger hunt with chocolate eggs.  If you’re a kid, to which one do you gravitate?  Easy answer, yes?  Anyway, she felt better after I explained to her that I was not abandoning my heritage for chocolate Easter eggs.  Actually, Easter and Passover are very similar in many ways.  I went to a service yesterday and the sermon was about how Passover and Easter similarly represent a new beginning.  That is, Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus and Passover is the story of freedom from oppression…each does represent a new beginning…a second chance if you will.  I liked the message…this is a time for us to use our gifts for the greater good.  How will I choose to use my gifts?  How will I affect those around me?  How will I approach the remainder of this year both professionally and personally?  Good questions to ask…and a good time to reflect on the answers….

My Market Watch:  The stock market has been on fire but many believe this is a good time for investors to take gains. If so, then we could see some relief in the way of bond prices.  That is, if traders invest less in stocks and more in bonds, then it’s very probable our rates and pricing will improve.  Let’s hope so.  This should be a relatively quiet week, unless there is some geopolitical news that gets the headlines….  My Disclaimer

My Schedule:  I’m available all day….  Please keep in mind I rarely answer my phone before 10:30a as I use this time to catch up on emails from last night and prepare the remainder of my day….

My Important Reminders:

  • APPOINTMENTS.  I am setting up appointments for the next several weeks…please let me know if you’re interested in an office visit.  I will be sharing my insight on how to get new business in 2013 and what to prepare for as the year progresses….
  • STILL WANTED.  We are looking for Senior Underwriters, Loan Coordinators, Junior UWs, Doc Specialists and Funders. Referrals are greatly appreciated.  Remote positions are available.

My Fun Stuff:  Willy Wonka Oompa Loompa Songs 1971  —  You gotta laugh!  I watch this almost every day  —  All My Fun Stuff

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