Thursday, April 11, 2024

"Proof" That Lower LDL is Better

At my request, my cardiologist sent me some information about why I should be scared about my high LDL levels. I covered one such item he sent me in a previous post, and in this one I'm going to cover another: an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine titled Proof That Lower Is Better--LDL Cholesterol and IMPROVE-IT

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Alloy Steel Court Settlement

When Alloy Steel's majority owner decided to take the company private at $2.55 per share, I was not pleased and suspected a lot of wrongdoing. So, we sued them. Three years later, we've come to a settlement that was approved by the court.

Friday, April 5, 2024

The Great Cholesterol Myth

Everybody knows high cholesterol is bad for you, right? Wrong. The authors of this book argue that most doctors/cardiologists have this wrong.

Karsan Value Funds: 2024 Q1 Results

Karsan Value Funds (KVF) is a value-oriented fund, as described here. Due to securities regulations, the fund is not open to the public at this time. Should that change in the future, there will be an announcement on this site.

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

LDL vs Heart-Attack Risk

I feel great, I work out almost every day, and my biomarkers are all in terrific shape, except for one: the amount of LDL in my bloodstream. My doctor is so concerned that he wanted to put me on statins (a class of drug) and refer me to a cardiologist right away. I wanted to do some research before going on any pharmaceuticals, but I did proceed to meet with the cardiologist who did further testing (ECG, physical checks for cholesterol near elbows and achilles, blood pressure check) but nevertheless echoed my family doctor that I should go on statins right away. So I've been digging into the research to figure out if this is what I should be doing.

Thursday, March 7, 2024


Hearing statistics of what happened during a genocide doesn't tug on our emotional heartstrings quite like an individual's story does. Maus is one Holocaust survivor's extraordinary tale.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

The Psychology of Money

I've read and agreed with a lot of stuff from Morgan Housel over the years, so I already knew I'd agree with most of what he says in The Psychology of Money. The book discusses a number of factors that individuals should consider as they think about how they save and grow their savings.