“The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit. Try, if you can, to belong to the first class. There’s far less competition.” — Dwight Morrow As Ryan Holiday writes in Ego Is the Enemy, John Boyd is “one of the most influential strategists and practitioners in modern warfare,” yet he’s “someone […]
Let’s talk about money. Most of us have some sort of financial concern. Some estimates show that nearly 80% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck and 61% can’t cover a $1,000 emergency. Wages have stagnated, but the cost of everything else has continued to rise meaning that purchasing power hasn’t really moved in four decades. It takes an annual income of […]
Virtually everyone has heard the old adage that “time is money,” but how many really analyze what it means? The truth is that time and money are inversely proportional — the more you have of one, the less you have of the other.
For those of us that are old enough to remember rotary phones and Columbia House music for a penny, we remember a time when everything was slower. Television news was on once or twice a day and the Sunday newspaper was thick enough to use as a step stool. Back then, it took a long […]
“This too shall pass” — Persian adage Monday morning. The start of another week. After a Friday and Saturday of perfect sunny, 80-degree weather, Mother Nature’s mood darkened. It turned wet and chilly, just a bummer of a day, so we turned it into a lazy Sunday. Things became worse overnight and I was even awakened a […]
What’s the first thing you did when you woke up today? Did you reach for your phone? We as a species are not meant to look at screens all day, but yet we can’t stop ourselves.
Last month, I turned 38-years-old. I don’t immediately think of myself as a man in my late-thirties. I’m still struggling with the idea that I’m an actual adult. It’s not that I feel 18 or 22, but like almost everyone else, I think of myself as some vague, younger version of me. Age has a […]
“Instant gratification takes too long” — Carrie Fisher, Postcards from the Edge It’s a new year, so of course everyone is making resolutions and plans and promises.
I was very proud when I read that West Orange High School, located less than a mile from my home and where my child will most likely attend when she’s old enough, chose not to discipline students that, like so many others, protested gun violence by choosing to walk out of school on February 21st. […]
“My alma mater was books, a good library…” — Malcolm X