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After COVID-19

We attended our son’s virtual commencement from Ohio State on May 3rd in our kitchen while he and our daughter-in-law quarantined together with us.  Other parents have learned to juggle Zoom office meetings with schoolwork, barking dogs and enthusiastic toddlers.  And...

What Happens Next?

COVID-19 has provided a dizzying reminder of how difficult it can be to predict the future of market movements, and how counter-intuitive those market changes can appear to be. Why would a typically market-friendly announcement, like the Fed’s reduction of the target...

Filter of Fear

On September 11, 2001 I had a morning meeting with a recently retired couple, and as we walked into the conference room the television in our lobby was broadcasting live coverage of a fire in the North Tower of the World Trade Center, but exactly what was happening...

An Emerging Economy

My husband and I were recently in Raipur, India for our son’s wedding, followed by a few days visiting our daughter-in-law’s friends and family in Mumbai.  The entire trip was an eye-opening experience and gave us an opportunity to see a country that makes up 12% of...

Our Place in the World

I grew up in my hometown surrounded by people who looked like me, with little variety in race or religion, and I met and fell in love with my husband at our church’s youth group where both our families attended. Next week my husband and I will fly to India for our...