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Hobby Attitude is the one! The final tally came in with 63% of the votes for Hobby Attitude. I have started an outline for the book and will update you from time to time on my plans and progress. Thanks for your interest.

One of Elon Musk’s companies, Tesla, is on a roll. There have been many skeptics and short sellers of the Tesla stock. 2019 was predicted by many to be a disastrous year for Tesla, but it wasn’t. Shares of the electric-car maker have gained almost 30 percent year to date. The market capitalization of Tesla is $78 Billion, more than twice that of Ford. Model 3 consumer demand and profitability are looking good. When I first drove my wife’s Model 3, I was sure it would be a winner. It accelerates like a jack rabbit and has a range of more than 300 miles. The amazing thing about it is all the things it doesn’t have. No transmission. No fluids except for windshield wiper. No engine with hundreds of parts. No muffler or tailpipe. Etc. The profitability of a $50,000 Model 3 has got to be impressive. Analysts are now saying Tesla should easily make its target of between 360,000 and 400,000 vehicles for 2019. That would mean a 45 percent to 65 percent increase from last year.

Apple has now reached a market capitalization of $1.3 Trillion. Who would have thought Apple would become worth ten times the market cap of IBM?

The next Meet the Author event will be February 6 in Palm Coast, Florida. Additional author events will be held in Florida during the 1st quarter of 2020 and then more back in Connecticut in the Spring. The table below shows events scheduled so far. Details on upcoming events will follow.





June 11, 2020

Meet the Author

7:00 PM

Ridgefield Library
472 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877

May 15, 2020 (to be rescheduled)

Meet the Author

1:00 PM

Founders Hall
193 Danbury Rd, Ridgefield, CT 06877

Arpil 15, 2020

Origins of the Internet   with Doug Maine and John Patrick

7:30 PM with Zoom

Virtual Playhouse
by Bedford Playhouse 
Bedford, NY

March 19, 2020 (to be rescheduled)

Community Forum

11:30 AM

AdventHealth Palm Coast 
60 Memorial Medical Pkwy
Palm Coast, FL 32164

February 14, 2020

Health Attitude with John Patrick

8:30 AM

Senior Provider Information Network
2 Corporate Dr.
Palm Coast, FL

February 6, 2020

Tech Talk 9 with John Patrick

1:00 PM

Hammock Dunes Club
Palm Coast, FL
Private event: Request invite
Mail to [email protected]

November 14, 2019

Meet the Author

1:00 PM

New Fairfield Senior Center
33 CT-37
New Fairfield, CT

October 9, 2019

Housatonic Habitat for Humanity Robotics Night

5:30 PM

Crowne Plaza Hotel
18 Old Ridgebury Rd
Danbury, CT

August 29, 2019

Meet the Author

5:30 PM

The Boiler Room
Hawley Silk Mill
8 Silk Mill Drive
Hawley, PA

The gift giving season is over but still a good time to buy books from the attitude series. All are available on Kindle and Paperback. Health Attitude and Election Attitude are available as Audible. Amazon now has two Series pages featuring “It’s All About Attitude”. The Kindle page is here and the paperback page is here. Take a look!