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*
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
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?
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
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
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
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.
I've used LinkedIn for several years, and it's one of the sites I go to every day. As a college professor, my favorite feature is simply reading through the Notifications to see what my former students are up to. If one of them is starting a new job, has gotten a promotion, or is going … Continue reading Why I Love LinkedIn
Proving that they weren't just flashes in the pan, Madonna and Bruce Springsteen returned to the top of the Billboard Charts with their newest albums this week. The last time these two held the top two spots was back in 1985, when Springsteen was on top with "Born in the USA" and Madonna held the … Continue reading Music Monday: Madonna and Bruce End 34-Year Slump
The current issue of AARP, the Magazine featured an informative and entertaining article, "Interview With a Prostate: The Misunderstood Gland". I know, it's hard to imagine an article about the prostate gland being entertaining, but it was a clever way to share useful information about the prostate that men might actually read. The article, written … Continue reading A PSA for Men about Your Prostate and Your PSA