Panic Attack

“Tell me what the symptoms are and if I don’t have them, I’ll get them for you.” I actually said that to my doctor and he smiled, not because he thought it was a joke but, because he knew it was the truth. When you’re a borderline hypochondriac, it’s hard to distinguish the real from […]

Temptation

I figured I was going to hell because disgust would not have been my reaction. I was a normal 16-year-old boy with raging hormones and my Sunday school teacher was explaining the story of Joseph and his master’s wife. For those of you who do not know the story, Joseph was a Hebrew slave in ancient Egypt […]

Regrets

Unlike Sinatra, I have had a lot of regrets – way more than I would care to mention. The earliest regret I can remember is asking my Mom to take me over to play at Pam Clark’s house when I was in kindergarten. The unmerciful teasing by my classmates for having a girlfriend still hurts […]

Invest Like a Girl

“Can I talk with your better half?” was the caller’s request to my sister-in-law.  She replied, “Speaking.”  Not long ago, my wife, upon leaving for a prolonged stay with one of our daughters, uttered a similar self-evident truth. “You would starve to death with a full refrigerator if I weren’t around.” I appreciate how much […]

Long Term

“Who do you think is the most financial secure person in the world?” It was a question I asked finance students when I was invited to speak at the local university. It was the mid-1980s and at that time one of the professors had me and other professionals talk to his graduating seniors about careers […]