My Retirement Is Not Looking Too Productive

These past 10 days have given me a glimpse of what my retirement might be like. Since I finished teaching my class the first week of March, I really have no teaching responsibilities right now, so my days are fairly wide open. And let's just say I have not made the best use of those … Continue reading My Retirement Is Not Looking Too Productive

Well That Wasn’t The Answer I Was Hoping For! But…

A recent headline caught my attention immediately: What is the ideal age to retire? It's a question I've been giving more and more thought to, now that I'm getting, well, you know... I was hoping the article was going to reveal that the ideal age was sooner than I thought, which would mean I was … Continue reading Well That Wasn’t The Answer I Was Hoping For! But…

It’s All About the Comfort, and the Memories

This is a photo of the shirt I wore today. I got this shirt from Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia when either our first son was born in 1982, or when our second son was born in 1985 (those early years of parenthood were a blur...) Either way, it means that I've had the shirt … Continue reading It’s All About the Comfort, and the Memories

Compound Interest – the Eighth Wonder of the World*

Remember that time is money. – Ben Franklin, Advice to a Young Tradesman, 1748 To prove what Franklin meant about the time value of money, let’s use an example, one that pays homage to Franklin. Another famous saying of Franklin’s is “A penny saved is a penny got.” Imagine someone took Franklin’s advice, and took a penny … Continue reading Compound Interest – the Eighth Wonder of the World*

The Best Part of My Job

There are lots of things to like about my job, but if I had to pick a favorite, it would be watching my students transition from teenagers to professionals. There are a variety of paths that students choose upon graduation and in the years that follow - some work overseas, some perform a year or … Continue reading The Best Part of My Job

Did I Just Get a Glimpse into My Future?

I had some school work I had to get done today, so I decided to go to our local library instead of working at home. This way I wouldn't be tempted to visit the fridge or snack closet every 15 minutes... It turned out to be a fairly productive day (I was there from 10:15-3:45) … Continue reading Did I Just Get a Glimpse into My Future?

Wowed Again. Student Vision Board Project, 2019

For the past several years, I have had my freshmen business students create vision boards, and then in three to four minutes, present his or her vision board to the class. The whole process takes three days of class time, but it is well worth it. All I can say after having watched the presentations … Continue reading Wowed Again. Student Vision Board Project, 2019

If It Weren’t for Game Shows, I’d Learn Nothing New

I know it's a sad thing to admit to, but lately, it seems that much of what I am learning comes from watching game shows. For example, thanks to watching Jeopardy over the past couple weeks, I've learned that TLC is the band that sang the song "Waterfalls" in 1995 and that Calvin Broadus is … Continue reading If It Weren’t for Game Shows, I’d Learn Nothing New

My Wife and I Went to the Beach Today and Did Something We’ve Never Done Before

Don't judge us until you've tried it. We have visited Ocean City every summer since our first child was born, 37 years ago. And some summers we've made multiple trips to OC. And on every one of those trips we have always had Mack and Manco pizza (now Manco and Manco). It is the best … Continue reading My Wife and I Went to the Beach Today and Did Something We’ve Never Done Before

Porches = Eyebrows. Let Me Explain.

I remember 30 plus years ago when my wife and I were looking for our first home my wife had a couple of basic features she wanted in a home. One of those items was a front porch. And I'll admit I wanted one as well. Well, we are still living in the first house … Continue reading Porches = Eyebrows. Let Me Explain.