Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Antony and Cleopatra

I have a paper due in a couple of weeks on Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. My intention is to write about the three main characters and focus on which ways they meet the various criteria set out by Machiavelli in his famous The Prince. If you have ideas/suggestions about how I might go about doing this, please reply. Or, if you have any insights into the play itself, or would just like to comment on its merits, or lack-thereof, please feel free.

The market seems to be bottoming out slightly and there might be some buying opportunities. I listen to a podcast by Rob Black (see sidebar)

He is very Californian. Even so, I think once you get past the surfer-dude-speak, he has some insights into the market.

Another new favorite website of mine is the The Wall Street Journal (sidebar)

The last thing I want to mention in this entry is the question of refinancing mortgages:

I'm toying with the idea of looking at options to refinance/change our mortgage from its current 30 year fixed (6.75%) to a 15 year fixed. I think rates are low enough that we could almost get a 15 year that has basically the same monthly payment. If this is the case, since we're not quite 3 years into the existing 30 year--instead of waiting another 27 years to have the home paid for, we could have it done in 15 for around the same price!!! What are you're thoughts?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

JMS, If you can afford to switch to a 15-year fixed mortgage at a lower rate, I would do so. Grandma Sue