Great Thoughts

July 12th, 2018

Ideas have flowed through my brain my whole life. I once had a list of about 20 that might be worth pursuing. A few I followed up on. Most fell by the wayside after a little research and further discernment. (Nobody wanted to fertilize their lawns by placing a pellet in their sprinkler system……

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Pressing Issues

July 4th, 2018

Ten years ago, shortly after Independence Day 2008, I wrote the piece below for my monthly newsletter. When I read recently a decade has passed since that sad event, I wanted to share my missive again. Amazing how time flies… and how many things – including our challenges as a nation – are always…

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Check Mate

June 28th, 2018

Many years ago I read that Stephen R. Covey – he of the ‘Seven Habits’ – had a phone call every work night wherever he was to report out to a friend what he had and had not accomplished that day toward his stated goals. That approach resonates with me, so in March I…

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Fallen Acorns

June 19th, 2018

In late January, I signed up for one of the auto-investing apps that are gaining a lot of attention. Acorns rounds up credit card purchases to the nearest dollar, deducts that amount from a checking account, and invests the money in one of five portfolios based on a customer’s risk level. (I chose the…

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Tempus Fugit

June 8th, 2018

Tomorrow is the 40th Reunion of the Nolan Catholic High School Class of ’78. On one hand, it’s hard to believe four decades have come and gone since 172 students walked across the Will Rogers Auditorium stage in Fort Worth and received our diplomas. Then again, a lot happened during those 14,600 days. Marriages,…

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