Mourning the Unexpected Death of the Handshake

Growing up, my Dad taught me the value of making eye contact and the importance of a firm handshake. "Schau ihm in die Auge, Sohn." "Look him in the eye, Son," Dad would say whenever he introduced me to one of the men who worked for him or someone he knew. He taught me that … Continue reading Mourning the Unexpected Death of the Handshake

My Monday Morning Cup | The Miracle on Ice

Featuring athletic feats by figure skater Robin Cousins, alpine skier Ingemar Stenmark, and speed skater Eric Heiden, the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York would prove to be one of the greatest Winter games. On Friday, February 22, 1980, it seemed like everybody in the world was a hockey fan. As great as … Continue reading My Monday Morning Cup | The Miracle on Ice

Celebrating the 37th Annual Fire Ant Festival

I had a fun time with Mom at the 37th Annual Fire Ant Festival in my hometown of Marshall, Texas this past weekend. The throngs of people enjoying the festival were the best I’ve seen in several years. There were lots of things to see, do and eat. Tons of people gathered around the historic … Continue reading Celebrating the 37th Annual Fire Ant Festival