July 17, 2017 Will Samson No comments exist

Before Donald Trump was elected, many of us opposed his candidacy because of what he believed, which was a dumpster fire of slogans, failed ideas and crackpot schemes. His policy platform, such as it was, could never have formed the basis for a governing philosophy. But, at least as concerning was what many of us…

June 23, 2017 Will Samson No comments exist

It’s June, 2017. Donald Trump and the GOP have had complete control for five months now. And saying the results are not good would be like saying the Hindenburg was a small fire. An Obamacare repeal bill, if it ever passes, will remove more than 20 million workers from guaranteed health care and provide a…

May 13, 2017 Will Samson No comments exist

“Everyone has the same amount of time in a day” One of the great myths of the self-help movement is that everyone has the same amount of time in a day. I have read that phrase in countless self-improvement books and articles during my adult life. I’ve heard it offered as advice by so many,…

May 8, 2017 Will Samson No comments exist

My favorite movie is Harvey, the Jimmy Stewart comedy classic about a man named Elwood P Dowd with an over-fondness for drink. Dowd not only claims to see a six-foot, three-and-a-half-inch tall invisible rabbit, but he believes he has befriended the rabbit, and he believes the rabbit provides him sage counsel. His sister, embarrassed by…

May 5, 2017 Will Samson No comments exist

The year was 1977. The place was Pearl R. Miller Middle School in Kinnelon, NJ. The class was science. The assignment: find something interesting in your yard and create a presentation about it. This was the kind of assignment Mrs. Allen was fond of giving: a bounded field of exploration (your yard) with just enough…

May 4, 2017 Will Samson No comments exist

I don’t eat fast food. Not because I’m some snooty foodie (although I am). No, I stopped eating fast food because it doesn’t make me feel good, eventually. As a human I love sugar, fat and salt, so the first hit off a Whopper makes my lizard brain ecstatic. But, an hour or two later…

May 2, 2017 Will Samson No comments exist

In 1971 a young entrepreneur had already experienced several business failures by his early 20’s. Then, his lack of attention to detail subjected him to penalties and taxes, costs that would have ruined him but for his mother, who mortgaged her home. She gave him the money he needed to get out of legal trouble…