Free Will

Not the whale movie. When I go to church, we follow an agenda.  Welcome, confession, absolution, prayers, offerings, praise, scripture, sermon, more praise and communion, and the blessing.  It’s the same every week, but in Lent, we don’t do some of the chants because it IS Lent. Most people figure they’ll get to heaven because […]


From Christian Simpson, mega coach for aspiring millionaires: “The vast majority of the human race is sleepwalking through this experience we call life, hoping to make it safely to death.” Safely? He goes on to expound on the rampant escapism we currently see. What means of escape? TV, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram…what kind of people are […]

Bought a toilet

Hmmmm? That was the title to my Tall Tale speech last night. I got a few polite chuckles. I used the Rat Race* formula…Start with something believable and then pull it out to all sorts of wacky. I started out with the situation: the floor under my toilet was rotted out due to water seepage […]

Just the Right Moment

I used to be a Stockbroker for a discount trading company. They were not a small operation, so I found myself doing about 700-1000 trades per day when I was doing equities and about 100 mutual funds per day. The most challenging clients were the day traders. They’d be working in penny stocks, and a […]

Count to 10

Really. Go ahead. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10. Now, what was the last number in that group? 10 yes? Ends in 0. You know where I’m going with this? 2020 is not the beginning of a new decade, it’s the last year of the decade. No one counts to ten by starting with 0. Absolutely no one.

Growth? The ball is in your court!  YOU grow.  I’m done growing, you catch up. I know THAT feeling. “I’ve done quite enough accommodating, growing, adapting, adjusting, and working on my own issues. Also, apologizing.” What if growth doesn’t have to be fixing what’s wrong with you? Accommodating, adapting, adjusting, and working on your own […]

Playing with Money

Back in the days of shipping trade, when that was the best way to get goods from point A to point B, there was a lot of risk to be managed. You’re thinking, “The fastest way from Italy to France was by boat? From Turkey to Spain? Why?!” No mountains, no animals, faster pace, the cargo […]