Archive for January 2015

How Much Is Enough…For You?

This weekend my wife sent me to the store with my 8 year-old son and 5 year-old daughter to get new shoes.  We came home with shoes, kickballs, football, basketball, baseball glove… need I go on.  And my wife in her “sweet southern” way asked me, “How much is enough?” It is a question that…

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How Much Is Enough… For You?

Norman Rockwell is one of the painters I had around my house growing up.  The one pictured here is one of his most famous, “Freedom from Want” and depicts a family having all they need.  What strikes me most is that the setting isn’t elaborate. It’s simple, relational, and cheerful. The ideals this image conveys…

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Are You Making This Mistake?

Peter Buffett, the son of Warren Buffett, didn’t become a big-time investor following in his father’s footsteps.  He’s actually a musician and once said, “The silver spoon in the mouth too often become the silver dagger in the back – an ill-considered gift that saps ambition and drains motivation, that deprives a young person of…

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My NASCAR Experience

I recently had the opportunity to ride in and then drive a real NASCAR race car at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.  For the first five laps around the track, I was a passenger with a seasoned race driver.  Being from Detroit, I grew up around cars and fairly comfortable with speed, but this experience was…

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