The Tao of Pooh

Since the time he was born, my wife and I have subtly brainwashed our son into liking Winnie the Pooh. His first Halloween costume was Pooh. He sleeps with Pooh, Eeyore, and Piglet in his crib. His favorite cartoon is “My Friends Tigger and Pooh” since that’s what we allow him to watch. Okay, I get it…maybe the brainwashing hasn’t been so subtle. Continue Reading

An Intentionally Uncomfortable Conversation About Charity

We live in an interesting society where we have so much and yet allow so many to have so little... Be forewarned that this post might make you uncomfortable, but I make no apologies for that. Challenging ourselves is what leads to further self-discovery and the more sure we are of ourselves, the better we can allocate our resources to align with Continue Reading

Tiny Living–The New American Dream?

While channel surfing the other week, I stumbled upon Tiny House Hunters on HGTV. I immediately had flashbacks to the claustrophobia of living in a 650 sq. ft. apartment in Washington, D.C. with my husband (he now has a man cave –no further explanation necessary).  But these people were looking for even smaller homes; tiny houses under 200 sq. ft. Continue Reading

Links for the Week–How our biases hurt us, Why market “gurus” are just con men, and some satire

For this job, I’m required to read a lot of industry material and know what’s going on. Consequently, this will be the direct cause of my going crazy 20 years from now when I mutter Jim Cramer’s name over and over while slamming my head into a wall. My coping mechanism so far has been to make fun of some of these “advice” articles here on this blog Continue Reading