It’s important to be educated. It’s essential to be smart. There is a difference. 

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It’s really dumb to think you’re smart.

Over the years I’ve observed highly educated people making really bad decisions. I’ve also seen people with a minimal education achieve meteoric success! There really is a difference between being educated and being smart. That’s what I write about.

When You Don’t Have A Clue

We all make mistakes. As Alexander Pope said, “To err is to be human.” It’s a fact of life.  However, there are ways to minimize

Point Magnifiers

I was lenient on many things as my three sons were growing up, but grades weren’t one of them. A’s were expected, B’s were average, and

Perfect Friendships

It’s 3 AM when Kate is awakened by a loud knock at her door. She quickly throws on a robe and stumbles downstairs. With dreary eyes she

A Very Quiet Place

At the age of 12 I had become an incessant chatterbox, often to the irritation of my dad, Chubby. One Sunday afternoon I was in Dad’s

Those Who Need It Most

In 1952 a young Detroit police officer was tragically shot and killed in the line of duty. William Packer was a prominent member of the community and

Eat Lunch With The New Kid

My son, Brian, and I were talking about the wisdom I learned from Chubby (my dad). Brian told me he’d recently seen an article called

Lady Mondegreen

“O say can you see by the donzerly light. What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming…” When I was in elementary school, we

One Really Effective Weapon

The word “humor” (humour in Commonwealth English) dates back to the ancient Greeks. The term comes from “humoral medicine,” founded on the idea that “the balance

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