Dow down 94 points yesterday. Gold was flat. Yesterday, we drove out to the country. We had rented a mini-excavator over the weekend and needed to return it. It had gotten stuck in the ditch we were digging. So, a giant bulldozer had to be called onto the job to get it out. What were we doing with an excavator? Therein hangs a tale. We will tell it because it is (remotely) connected to our mission here at the Diary. But maybe we should answer that question first… What is our mission?