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Archive for May 2016

The Legacy of Memorial Day Started in 1868

Memorial Day originated as Decoration Day and separate holidays in the northern and southern United States to honor and decorate the graves of fallen soldiers after the civil war, beginning in 1868.    The holiday was later merged into a common date and revised to honor all who had died during their military careers. It was observed on…

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High School Reunions

High school sweethearts Bob and Sue stopped to eat on the journey to their 40th class reunion.  After dining, about an hour down the road, Sue told Bob that they must return to the restaurant to retrieve her forgotten glasses. Bob made the U-turn and grumbled mightily all the way back on the return trip. Once…

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It’s Baseball Season. Time for Some Analogies and Clichés

Baseball resembles financial planning more than any other sport.  Teams typically approach contests with a game plan based on their personnel, the ball park they are playing in, weather conditions, pitching match-ups and the opposition. Team managers, pay attention to the conditions and plan accordingly to create a successful outcome in each ball game.  …

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