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Issues & Insights Vol. 07 – No. 03

This is the year of the pig.  It’s more than that; it’s the year of the golden pig.  The last year of the golden pig was 60 years ago, five 12-year cycles ago.  That was 1947, the year Joe Vasey was celebrating his 30th birthday – or as we just learned, that was the year of his 4th birthday, because he was born again in a literal sense that not many here have had the occasion to do.