Solving Problems

I hadn’t been applauded for kissing my wife and walking down an aisle since our wedding day.  However, this time the aisle in question was on an airplane instead of in a church.  And the mood was more factious than festive because a family had been split-up instead of joined together.  A mother (with infant […]

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 […]

Oh, About a Thousand Times

“Oh, about a thousand times,” was his answer to both questions. But even though the words were the same, the sentiments were different. The first was factual and the second revealing. I had gone out to play golf and ended up being paired with a gentleman I had never met. Upon learning that he was […]

The Writing on the Wall

Do you know the difference between girls and boys? If you were a janitor in a junior high school, you would. Boys write four-letter words all over the walls. Girls write the same words, but they string them together in sentences that defame another person. The other thing you will notice is how often boys […]

Success is Doing Your Best

“I don’t know. Maybe it’s magic.” That was Calvin’s answer, in one of my favorite Calvin and Hobbes comic strips, to his teacher’s question about why two plus two equals four. Calvin’s attitude toward math is similar to the mind-set of many investors, including countless fiduciary investors. However, success in mathematics, investing or any other […]