Sylvia Chappell Memorial Fund at

Several people have asked if there is some memorial that they could donate to in memory of Sylvia, so I have set up an account at the micro-lender in her name. Anyone who is interested can just send a gift certificate to I will lend the money out to third-world entrepreneurs in […]

Really Sad News

My wife Sylvia Lee Chappell (née Imler) died today from complications of cirrhosis of the liver. A service is planned for 1:00 PM at Crippen Mortuary in Montrose, California on 21 March 2009.

This American Life — “Bad Bank”

Where you’ll hear a former IMF economist paraphrase a global bank’s recent strategic white paper as: “That sure is a nice global economy you’ve got there… …Be a shame if anything were to happen to it…” This is the third big program on the economy from the This American Life/National Public Radio team that brought […]