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In sitting down to write this blog, my setting certainly impacted the topic. I’m sitting on the campus of the College of Wooster in northern Ohio. I’m chaperoning my daughter who is here to compete in the finals of a state writing competition. My reward is working...read more
Anyone who has ever quit smoking, gone on a diet, attempted to wake up earlier or exercise more often knows that re-programming our behavior is tough. The will to stop doing something that gives us pleasure in order to make us healthier, more fit or an otherwise...read more
From Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Also available at us.dimensional.com/perspectives/the-uncommon-average “I have found that the importance of having an investment philosophy—one that is robust and that you can stick with— cannot be overstated.” —David Booth The US...read more
Most people reach a point in their lives when the place they live just doesn’t work for them anymore. When that happens, most people are a little unsure about what to do next. Do they start looking at houses until they see something they like? How do they know what...read more
Last week, my family traveled out west to visit my Dad for Spring Break. We were flying American Airlines, one of the primary carriers involved in the recent grounding of the Boeing 737 Max, which prompted me to check what kind of equipment our flights were scheduled...read more
During my junior year of college, my two cats and I lived in a one-bedroom apartment a few miles away from campus (I was apparently trying to get the crazy cat lady thing knocked out early). The place wasn’t much, but it was all I could afford working full-time as a...read more
From Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Also available at us.dimensional.com/perspectives/getting-to-the-point-of-a-point A quick online search for “Dow rallies 500 points” yields a cascade of news stories with similar titles, as does a similar search for “Dow drops 500...read more
When our daughter started her freshman year in college, she would sometimes call me at night to talk about a problem she was facing. After nearly an hour of listening to her spell out all the things that were troubling her and why she felt stuck, and an occasional...read more
As many of my blogs seem to start anymore, I was listening to a podcast recently. While that may not be surprising, I was surprised that this particular one grabbed my attention as I found the episode title rather peculiar and had no idea what the episode would...read more
After a 7-year fight with lymphoma and dementia, my beloved grandmother passed away earlier this month. We had a special relationship; one more akin to a mother and daughter. She saw me through tough times during my upbringing and I saw her through tough times at the...read more
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