Shared Experiences Foster Friendship

Lucky me!  I just returned from 10 days exploring Vienna, Austria, and Venice, Italy, with Marc.  Among the many activities we participated in during our time in Europe was a wonderful Italian cooking class at the incomparable Acquolina Cooking School in Lido, a suburb of Venice.  Nearly 40 of us took part in a half-dayContinue Reading

Take Time to Listen

My friend, Kris Carlgren, recently handed me a copy of a 2007 article from U.S. News & World Report entitled, “The 18-Second Doctor.”  It is a well-written piece in the form of an interview between journalist, Nancy Shute, and Dr. Jerome Groopman, M.D., a noted researcher on cancer and AIDS at Beth Israel Deaconess MedicalContinue Reading

Circle of Competence

This past weekend, my family and I trekked back to Omaha, Nebraska, for our 13th annual “pilgrimage” to visit the Oracle of Omaha; that is, we attended yet another Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting.  As ever, it did not disappoint.  And, once again, as the leaders of the BRK cult, Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger,Continue Reading

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