Monthly Archives: August 2011

Get A Puppy

Turmoil and anxiety. Chaos and conflict. The last few weeks have seen high highs and low lows. For a while there, most days give me cause for celebration and then commiseration. Yesterday had a bit of both. I made sure … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , ,

Learning Yes

Saying yes to myself fills the page with words and my world with opportunities. Saying no stops progress. Saying no is necessary when too much is going on, but saying no out of humility is a luxury. Yes is an … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

What Is The Same

Step away from anything for several years and then step back in. Our world is changing rapidly. That’s not news. In some cases it is even good. I’m an optimist; so, of course I’ll find the good in that. But … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Sketching Life

This week we held a board meeting for The New Road Map Foundation, an organization that advocates financial literacy for individuals. Good timing. Have you seen the economy lately? It’s looking sketchy. New Road Map helps people draw the life … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Tough Act

Pardon me as I share a comment from my Facebook wall (friend me). “Tom, the fact you can be so honest and brave by writing your most personal life story is amazing to me.” What other choice do I have? … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , ,

Generational Waves

My head feels like it just came off a boat ride. My balance is tuned to react to waves, so sitting still has an undercurrent of expected adjustments. This might be because I spent three hours on ferries yesterday on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , ,

Unfortunately Common Ignorance

What in the world is going on? I won’t tell you. I’ve been out of easy communication for days, thanks to a trip to resort in Canada: Hollyhock. Just by chance I’m up here, out of the way, while enormous … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Whirling Dreams

Life without dreams is a lot of goal-less work. The financial turmoil has shelved lots of dreams, American and otherwise. This blog is inspired by my book, Dream. Invest. Live., and I admit reluctance to pointing that out. Two years … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , ,

Triple Whammy

Triple whammies hurt, even when they are more like two whammies and a flounder. The beginning of August has been atrocious for my portfolio. Dendreon missed its numbers and the stock, DNDN, tanked. My net worth dropped about half and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

An Explicable Life

How do you answer the question, “So, what do you do?” Your answer, and how long it takes you to think of it, can tell a lot about your sense of identity. That’s not a typical daily concern, but people … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , ,