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Everything Happens for a Reason


Everything doesn’t happen for a reason. Many things happen for a reason. You improve your reading ability by reading a lot. Your piano playing keeps getting better the more you practice. Your spaghetti tastes great because you’re using a great recipe passed down from your grandmother. But what about when someone you love gets really sick? How about if someone you love dies young? Why...

Easy To Be Hard


As I’m listening to Three Dog Night’s 1969 recording of “Easy To Be Hard” I thought of a book I read called “The Power of Nice.” The theme of the book is the art of negotiation. Written by a successful sports industry dealmaker named Ronald M. Shapiro, the subtitle is “How to Negotiate So Everyone Wins…Especially You! I don’t think it’s...

Sunny Days Ahead for the U.S. Economy


If you’re worried about the immediate future of our economy, allow me to share the following take-away: Economic expansions don’t die of old age…they go on until something kills them. Just finished reading an opinion in the Wall Street Journal today from Alan S. Blinder. He’s a professor of economics at Princeton University. Because our current economic expansion is...

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