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You’ve probably often heard someone say (if only in the movies)

“It’s only business. Don’t take it personal.”

If it isn’t personal, it isn’t important. All the important things in life are personal.

That’s what this is all about.



A knock on my front door roused me from the couch the other day. Mary was out of town, the kids were off at college and I was not expecting company. I wondered who it could be. Ryan, our golden retriever, followed me to the door and looked up at me as I turned the …


Mr. Zimmerman, one of my high school English teachers, presented our class with his paradigm for life at the beginning of the school year, as, I am sure, he did for each year’s class before us. I imagine he continued this tradition for each year’s class after us until he became Harry S. Truman High …