You probably don’t need to be told that sometimes, “life happens.” But it’s true, and often times our reminders of this aren't as benign as this blog post. We just don’t know what tomorrow will bring, and none of us are even promised that tomorrow will come.Read More
The funny thing about that made up word, "strategery," is that George W. Bush doesn't know for sure if it was he or Will Ferrell who first used it. Hint: it was Ferrell.
If you’re nearing age 65, you’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance; of things and ideas – you’ve just crossed over... into the MEDICARE TWILIGHT ZONE (dramatic music plays).Read More
As New York Yankee great Yogi Berra once said, , “The future ain’t what it used to be.” Yogi Berra had a knack for saying things that are true but at the same time leave you laughing and scratching your head. Like “It ain’t over til’ it’s over” and“If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” It seems the older we get, the more we look at the past and how good we thought it was and how things today just aren’t the same. I (Mark) agree with that to a certain extent and to another extent, maybe things way back when weren’t as great as we thought.Read More
Cliche? Yes. But nonetheless, true. Take a look at any history book and you’ll find the importance of timing on every page. My favorite example comes from the Revolutionary War.
George Washington crossed the Delaware on Christmas morning to fight a regiment of Hessians stationed in Trenton. An aide to Washington wrote: “They make a great deal of Christmas in Germany, and no doubt the Hessians will drink a great deal of beer and have a dance. They will be sleepy tomorrow morning. Washington will set the tune for them about daybreak.” The aide was right on all accounts.