Reserved Seating

Maybe the problem is not them…or it…or him…or her. Maybe the problem is you and your desperate fight to keep your front row, reserved seat. Not that there is anything wrong with you. You just want to have your needs met. You need to be recognized, preferred, esteemed, increased, remembered, set above others, noticed and […]

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4 Things A Gentile Learned At A Bar Mitzvah

The Jewish religion is rich with tradition, history and meaning.  We all get that.  But I learned quite a bit about the Jewish people that I did not know at my nephew’s Bar Mitzvah. Here goes: 1) The Jewish people are exceptionally well educated people.  My nephew stood up in front of his whole congregation […]

Goddard’s List

Back to school. Kids are starting a new year.  New friends.  New classes.  New knowledge. It may make you think about new starts as well.  As you consider your second “new year”, consider the following as inspiration about a very humble starting point that led to great achievement. “One rainy afternoon an inspired 15-year old […]

Porkchop

On a recent evening like any other, we ate left over pork chops for dinner.  Someone in the family, left a plate within dogs reach.  My daughter first broke the news.  “Daddy, I think Harvey (The 5 yr. old cocker spaniel) just ate the pork chop bone.” “Un-hun.  That’s nice dear.” “No Dad, you need […]

7 Things I Learned from A Gentleman

We recently lost a wonderful guy named Tom Scrivner.  We worked together for the last five years and Tom worked at the bank for 22 years.  He loved the company and he loved his customers.   Tom was a genteel, hard-working and humble man.  Before I let the opportunity go by, I wanted to share a […]

Dining Room Table

The day I became a branch manager was a proud day.  I moved into my new office at the branch.  It was the biggest office I ever occupied.  Right behind the huge oak desk as a giant leather executive chair. I invited my Dad to come visit my new empire.  He arrived and I toured […]

Knowing Just Enough To Get Beat Up

I came home from my first day of wrestling practice and showed my dad my wrestling move. I pinned him! He warned me not to go try and use the move on anyone outside of the wrestling mat. He told me that if I only know one move, and somebody else can counter that move, […]