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Heads I Win, Tails You Lose

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

As we begin a new year, it is natural to wax sentimental about the wonderful possibilities that lie ahead. We are taught from a young age that the world is our oyster, if we only work hard enough or imagine big things. If you can conceive it, you can achieve it, or so the hackneyed expression goes. Anything is possible. (more…)

U.S. Women’s Soccer Personifies Teamwork

Monday, July 11th, 2011

I confess that I am not a huge soccer fan. I do not know all of the positions and do not understand the rules. Despite attending my kids’ games, I never really picked up on the nuances of the sport. I thought soccer involved a blob of kids kicking frantically at the ball, punctuated by orange slices afterwards.

Then I tuned into the Women’s World Cup. (more…)

Remebering Andy

Friday, May 7th, 2010

My good friend, mentor and adviser, Andy passed away last week. He fought a long and courageous battle with an illness that many a lesser person would have surrendered to years ago. But it is not for his intrepid steadfastness that I will remember him. Or for his storied background as a combat pilot or competitive triathlete. Rather it is for an even rarer commodity in the modern world, his towering integrity. (more…)

Thankful For The Future

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Despite the recent glimmers of hope, we have been drinking from the fire hose of dreadful economic news for what seems like an eternity.

It started with those venerable financial institutions. Their unbridled greed led to hundreds of billions of tax payer dollars being gifted to these irresponsible financial institutions, who then repaid their benefactors by jacking-up interest rates on credit cards, all while preparing to pay billions of dollars in bonuses to their valued executives. Thank you, sir, may I have another? (more…)

Lessons From Ed

Monday, October 19th, 2009

My friend Ed passed away last week. He was 69 years old and leaves behind a beautiful family, replete with a loving wife, two fine adult children and  three grandchildren.  While we hadn’t spoken in a few months and have not seen each other for a couple of years, I felt his loss profoundly. At first I did not know why. Then it occurred to me. (more…)