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How it Started – How it’s Going

Thank you for supporting our Northeast Ohio Walk for PKD!  The picture accompanying this post shows William’s setup in the NICU shortly after he was born.  On the right is today’s typical set up: bus stop, kid brother tagging along, and you can practically hear him sighing as Mom takes ANOTHER picture.  It’s been a goofy year, but we are happy to report that the Northeast Ohio Walk for PKD raised over $4,000 for PKD research.  Team William raised over $3,000 of that!  Wow!  Thank you! The best part of the Walk for PKD is knowing that the money goes to researching polycycstic kidney disease.  Our journey with PKD has not been a picnic, but we were very fortunate that so much research had already begun.  My hope is that PKD becomes more manageable every year for families like ours until there is finally a cure.  The PKD foundation already…

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What Happened to the Recession?

Last week was recession week as the brief yield curve inversion launched a thousand headlines promising economic destruction.  Every newspaper had a recession headline or story above the fold.  Although there were several days of decent market swings, the recession story seems to have run out of gas as people looked at the actual numbers.  The minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting further cooled the rhetoric.  Journalists may have expected the last Fed meeting was Thunderdome as there was some disagreement among Fed members on whether to hike or not.  Instead, the minutes painted a much different view. So what do the minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting say? Labor is strong and inflation is under control.  The rest of the world is struggling a bit, but it hasn’t made a huge impact on the US economy.  Trade policy uncertainty seems to be here to stay in the…