The Job Description

“We’ve seen it all. Nothing lasts forever. My ancestors weren’t slaughtered because they treated people fairly on a daily basis and were generous on a few occasions. It doesn’t sound like much, but the way some people were treated was awful. They say that’s what happens when the ‘worm turns’? No, that’s what happens when … More The Job Description

It's Not Just a River in Egypt

One of the most dangerous things in life is denial: to be presented with facts, evidence, or a set of circumstances and choose to refute them or ignore them. This is the enemy of progress and growth. The parasite that feeds on reason. The opposite of awareness. The abdication of responsibility. The accelerant of disaster. … More It's Not Just a River in Egypt

Education, Revisited

Numerous articles over the past couple of years have appeared in the mainstream media questioning the ‘value’ of a college education. The pundits point to the increase in the costs of tuition, sparse job prospects for college graduates, and innovations in technology that make it possible to learn anything online. To which I say: not … More Education, Revisited

Dressing Preppy, Circa 1980

I recently came across the following article. Published in 1980, the information contained in it remains, on the whole, true today. My sincere hope is that much of it will remain true in 2080. The well-written piece primarily focuses on how Old Money Guys and Gals dress, but there are some aspects of attitude and … More Dressing Preppy, Circa 1980

No Justification Necessary

I’ve written in previous posts about eliminating the word ‘should’ from our vocabulary. When the temptation arises to say, ‘Well, I should do that…’ or ‘You know, I really shouldn’t do that…’, stop. Do it. Or don’t do it. In that same vein, as the new year approaches, I think it’s important that we resolve … More No Justification Necessary