Tuesday, May 12, 2009

When I Retire

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I'm still a few years from retirement but when it's time I'll open up a little bait and tackle shop. I want to sell something people enjoy buying. I've been selling insurance for years and no one has ever said "Gee - your're out of liability insurance. When are you gonna get some more?"

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Elephant Walk on DeSales Street

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It was just what everyone needed after a week of pandemnics and torture memos. For an hour yesterday afternoon were were all uninvited guests at a traditional Indian wedding. Drumming, laughter and cheers mingled with the honking of impatient commuters as the happy groom rode an elephant slowly down DeSales Street. As I rode the elevator back up to my office one woman summed up my reaction -- "I only watched for an hour, but those images will be with me for days."