Not Just Another Holiday

I hope we don't see today as just another holiday where we just take the day off and forget its meaning. Martin Luther King, Jr. played such a pivotal role in not just civil rights, but human rights. I wanted to take some time to share some stories about him that I felt were important. Martin … Continue reading Not Just Another Holiday

2016

Wow! It's 2016 already, and I haven't written anything yet to ring in the new year. Time seems to move at light speed as I'm aging, but there are periods where I feel time slows down (I call those times work days haha). I'm sure this year will have its share of surprises, so let's … Continue reading 2016

LJB, FSB

I read the following press release a few weeks ago about how a banker who worked at La Jolla Bank, FSB admitted to conspiring with other senior executives at the bank in approving bad loans to unqualified borrowers. Ms. Martinez, along with others, accepted bribes and kickbacks in return for making loans to borrowers, known as … Continue reading LJB, FSB

Cap’n Crunch, PhD

The Naval Academy will be honoring Horatio Magellan Crunch with an honorary PhD degree at its annual commencement ceremony this year. Just who is Horatio Magellan Crunch? You may know him better as Cap'n Crunch. Yes, that Cap'n Crunch, who has been piloting and navigating Quaker Oats' breakfast cereal of the same name since 1963. … Continue reading Cap’n Crunch, PhD

Grapes of Wrath

Someone on Twitter shared the following article from the New York Times regarding wine and fraud. Its title is clever: In Vino Veritas. In Napa, Deceit. It's not hard to see why the fraud began in the first place. When expenses are greater than income, a business will suffer a net loss. If you couple … Continue reading Grapes of Wrath

Dream a Little Dream

I usually don't remember all the details when I have a dream, but a few days ago was an exception. I was in a rural part of Missouri, on my way to a wedding near a lake. I couldn't tell you the name of the lake, but I do know that I was sitting in the … Continue reading Dream a Little Dream