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The College Question

For many people, college is a rite of passage into adulthood.  Leaving home for the first time, making your own decisions, and deciding how to spend your time without parental oversight are all part of the growth experience.  For both kids and their parents, college...

Loving Day

‘Fifty-three years ago, today, a marriage like ours became possible in the United States,’ said my daughter-in-law as our family sat together in the living room last Friday night. I am frequently humbled about all I take for granted, and I have been reminded...

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...