WHERE HAVE ALL THE FEATHERS GONE?

I once had the opportunity to hear the former Detroit Tigers beloved broadcaster, Ernie Harwell, speak. I believe he was loved largely because of his overall good nature and affability. During his talk, he made the non-baseball observation that one of his goals in...

NEAT-NICK OR A SLOB?

Are you a Scrooge or a spendthrift? Do you vacillate or act impulsively? Do you procrastinate or fret prematurely over distant obligations or tasks (Christmas shop in July?) Have you ever missed out on an investment opportunity because of fear and the fact that you’re...

CLIINTON & BUSH: ONE THING IN COMMON

What Did Presidents Clinton and Bush have in Common? Aside from the obvious executive similarity, most of us would be hard pressed to see any commonalities for the two former presidents. The answer? Both were regular exercisers. George would run laps on the track;...

MISTAKES, ERRORS & COMMISSIONS

These days, we can buy insurance for anything.  Lawyers, real estate agents, and medical personnel can cover themselves against inadvertent errors flowing from typos, misstatements, and other slips that may lead to some liability.  It’s known as “errors and omissions”...

Any Slats Missing?

Last week was a sad and instructive week for me. I attended two funerals, and learned of a third. The first was for a young father and former Marine. He was the husband of a student of mine who tragically left a widow and two beautiful daughters behind. The second...

The Irony of Loss

Imagine that you are attending the viewing of a recently deceased friend. The deceased had been married for over 35 years to his surviving wife. As you enter the viewing room, you notice that the widow of your departed friend is in the back area of the funeral parlor...