“Sometimes life’s going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.” ~ Steve Jobs, Survivor

John Hennessy was the President of Stanford University when he introduced Steve Jobs as the invited commencement speaker for their 2005 graduates. Hennessy remarked in his introduction, “More than 100 years ago, in describing his vision for a new [Stanford] Universty, Leland Stanford wrote, ‘The imagination needs to be cultivated and developed to assure success in life.’ Stanford clearly understood that …

The Legend Of Valentine’s Day (Alternative Facts Version)

The Legend Of Valentine’s Day (Alternative Facts Version)   The mystery has shrouded the history of Valentine’s Day since the beginning of time. Many will tell you of stories about a patron saint, “St. Valentine” that was born of ancient traditions that evolved from the Catholic Church. We have recently discovered some surprising “alternative facts,” however, that are about to blow …

The Best Christmas Gift Anyone Can Afford

The Best Christmas Gift Anyone Can Afford Thirteen years ago, I wanted to start a gift-giving tradition with my two sons. I wanted it to be meaningful, personal, and financially attainable no matter what my financial circumstances were in any season of life (like this year!  ). So, I decided to write a letter to each of them. Every year …