| July 2, 2012

Fifteen years ago today was the worst day of my life. I was showering, getting ready to go to work, when my roommate pounded on the bathroom door. Phone call. An emergency. I knew it, even before I took the phone. He was gone. My dad was the best man I’ve ever known, and though […]

I’m a Proud Uncle

| June 8, 2012

My niece, the youngest of my parents’ grandchildren, graduates from high school today. She’s made me very proud as she’s grown from a binky-sucking toddler into a fine young woman. She’ll be heading off to college in the fall, as will all her fellow graduates. And like her cousin Tessa (a year older, attending Pepperdine, […]

Family Business

| March 25, 2011

So, by way of doing my brother a favor, I thought it might be time to throw some linkage his way. If you happen to be in auto leasing and/or finance, or in the collection business, give him a look-see. CACS – Contact & Collection Services Decisive – Loan and Lease Origination Software and Analysis […]

Yeah, so I’m a proud uncle. Sue me.

| January 12, 2011

One of the downsides of being on the opposite coast from the rest of my family is that I don’t get to watch the various activities in which my nephew and nieces excel. Fortunately, one of the reportorial outfits in my home town, Santa Barbara, has been posting videos. In this one, I get to […]

Dons Pride

| January 7, 2011

They say you can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family. I’m not quite sure where that puts in-laws… but I have been blessed with a terrific sister-in-law. My brother married extremely well (far better than he deserves, as he will be the third or fourth to admit.) My sister-in-law Holly was an […]

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