The great poet Percy Bysshe Shelley penned a sonnet in the early 1800’s, “Ozymandias”, a tribute to stone pieces of antiquity that was due to arrive in London from afar. The best remembered line in the poem is “Look upon my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”, an engraved quote on a pedestal, now, centuries later, … More Shelley Offers Some Perspective
Not being able to govern events, I govern myself. – Michel de Montaigne
Over the past couple of years, I’ve noticed that Americans in general seem angrier. My observation has been seconded by friends and colleagues who mention the increased frequency of emotional outbursts: incidents of road rage, domestic disputes between spouses, and workplace flare-ups. People have always been impatient in traffic. They’ve always become frustrated with their … More Why So Angry?
The Indian Ocean. Dar Es Salaam. Tanzania.
I recently received an email from a college student asking about the possibility of an internship, working in some capacity for me. The young man detailed a stellar academic record with an appropriate amount of modesty, and articulated his present career goals with clarity and candor. (He was aware that he might change his mind … More Old Money and The Intern