Family Financial Advice

In the last year, I’ve done a ton of research and experiments about investments. And though I don’t yet have much in the way of wealth, due to being partially vested in an employee stock options plan (pretty much by accident) when I was in my 20s, I do have some meager retirement savings to […]

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Data doesn’t tell you where to go

Big data is here. Like any new shiny thing, with it comes with acclaimed hope and noisy promises. Truth is always less glossy than the sales brochure. No matter how you parse all that data, it can’t tell you where to go. All it can ever do is point to some things you may not […]

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Return of the Blog

Late last year (2017) I took down this website. I was on a website removal spree at the time, and when I compared how much time and effort I put into maintaining Sam-Rogers.com vs measurable responses from it…it didn’t measure up well. But since then I have actually had several people bugging me for the […]

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Sebastopol house concert & workshop

I’m happy to say that I’ll be making a rare solo show & workshop appearance in the San Fransisco Bay Area soon. I’m even happier to say that I’ll be doing so alongside Inga Swearingen, who is utterly awesome and inspiring to me. This is about as intimate of a setting as it gets, someone’s […]

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Jory’s Cloud City

UPDATE 2017: It’s been a year since my dear friend Jory’s passing. Articles like this that he shared with my (now defunct) “I Live On The Cloud” blog show how smart and generous he was. I miss him all the time. Hope you enjoy these republished words. PREFACE 2011: My buddy Jory is almost always […]

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