Mike Shedlock / Mish is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management. Mish also writes on economics in the world at Global Economic Analysis. He currently does fundraising to benefit ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) research, which claimed the life of his wife of 27 years, JoAnne, in May of 2012. When not writing about stocks or the economy Mish spends a great deal of time on photography and in the garden. He has over 80 magazine and book cover credits. Some of my Wisconsin and gardening images can be seen at MichaelShedlock.com.