Archive for the ‘Commentary’ Category

Fallen Acorns

Tuesday, 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 fourth […]

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Tempus Fugit

Friday, 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, children, […]

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Remember This

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

There was a time when my recall was sharp as a knife, especially sports. Name every Heisman Trophy winner. Check. What was Babe Ruth’s lifetime batting average? Easy. Who wore #14 on the 1971 Milwaukee Bucks? Got it. I could even hold my own with history. Who was Button Gwinnett? Know it. What were the […]

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Life Partners

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

My philosophy is you’re in pretty good shape if you have relationships with a/an: attorney, doctor, minister, banker, plumber, insurance agent, golfer and car dealer. With three kids equally divided in age, our strategy for autos was simple: the 2001 Toyota Camry I drove for many years would be handed down as they, in turn, […]

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My Shot

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

For the July 2016 issue of Fast:Forward, I wrote about the Broadway smash ‘Hamilton’ – and how watching my daughter’s friends sing the lyrics at her 18th birthday party convinced me that one day Kathy and I should experience the show live. “I’m willing to wait for it.” On Saturday, we achieved that goal – […]

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