Screen Shot 2016 10 24 at 9.23.56 AM It's About Time

It’s About Time

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What do Mark Zuckerberg, a Brazilian slum child, and you have in common? Time. Twenty-four hours per day. There’s one thing we all have in common Billionaires can’t buy more time, movie stars can’t trade their fame for it, a fancy education or family background doesn’t change the equation. We all have 24 hours, no more, no less. Time is …

Screen Shot 2016 06 27 at 3.27.52 PM e1467055758653 Facing Fear and Finding Courage

Facing Fear and Finding Courage

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I worked as a financial advisor for the first decade of my life after college, guiding clients to optimize what they owned. It was a good job and my life looked pretty perfect. I was a member of the right country club, the right church, with the right circle of friends and a growing family. With all of these “right” …

Screen Shot 2016 06 02 at 1.56.10 PM A Plan for Purposeful Giving

A Plan for Purposeful Giving

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I have 16 square feet of garden in my front yard. It comes with romantic ideas of my barefoot children crunching organic carrots, devouring sugar-dripping strawberries, and begging for more fresh broccoli just snipped from our garden. Just the thought of it makes me feel closer to Wendell Berry, making my suburban existence more palatable. Last year I stuck a …