General Information

Fool Since:
October 2 2006
Where I Live:
Denton, TX

Investing Basics

Investing Style:
Just Starting

Investing Favorites


Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Indiana U at Bloomington, Pepperdine Law
Job Title
Sports Memorabilia seller/headhunter


Personal Quote:
'That will probably be my epitaph. 'He knew better, and went ahead and did it anyway.'
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Laura Linney
Favorite Vacation Spots:
As a Navy brat, I've lived abroad and loved it.
Favorite Sports or Teams:
The Texas Rangers-baseball or football
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Classic Rock like Cream
Great Books Read Recently:
Woodward's latest

An Interview with JimBNorman

Last updated: 10/13/2006
The Fool:
As you were growing up (or now, raising children), did your family have any distinctive rituals or practices others might do well to emulate?
My mother did the investing in my family and had a star Merrill Lynch broker who had her 'number' and aided her to build a blue-chip stock portfolio that did extremely well while my father held the traditional role, (for their generation) as 'breadwinner.'
The Fool:
Your most heroic moment in life?
Was driving north in Dallas on 75 from Greenville Ave. after a night of heavy partying when I noticed a silver corvette doing 120 flying southbound jacknife and become airborne. It inverted and collided head on with the car directly in front of me. I swerved to avoid the explosion and flying metal and bodies. I looked at one body and realized my CPR training could do no good-that Corvette driver was dead. His body had flown about fifty feet. He must not have been wearing his seat belt. I noticed the car behind me was a cab calling it in, but I got out and approached the burning vehicle anyway to see if I could help. Three more dead and two requiring the jaws of life. Since I was legally drunk at the time, I got out of there in one heck of a hurry.
The Fool:
As a former child and possibly parent of one now, share your best advice about raising children.
Give them as much responsibility as they can handle and foster independence and get them involved in Scouting.
[Read the full Interview]