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  • The Meaning of the Word Pals

    Two years ago to the day a friend and I made an unforgettable pilgrimage across half of Arizona and most of New Mexico in an 18 hour turn-around trip to visit the grave (maybe) of Billy the Kid on the… Read More ›

  • Trifecta

    Over the last couple of months I’ve been fortunate enough to see three individuals, live and in high-definition, who have been influential in my life. I attempted to secure interviews with these individuals to post on this blog but apparently… Read More ›

  • Life in the Oh-My-God-I’m-Gonna-Die Lane

    A month or so ago I had the pleasure of riding in a Porsche for the first time. And by pleasure I mean a heart-stopping-wet-yourself-and-not-feel-bad-about-doing-so-because-at-least-you-know-you-are-still-alive sort-of pleasure. Some of you who have heard this story already may be wondering why… Read More ›

  • Keep on Spyin’ in the Free World

    The following is a true story. Only the names of people and places have been changed whenever I remembered to do so. As most of you have probably heard by now, there is a bit of an uproar being caused by a… Read More ›

  • Great Moments in Accounting History: The IRS Gets Enterprising

    As most of you have heard by now America’s favorite governmental agency, the IRS, has been under attack for questionable conduct and expenditures. The gist of the controversy is that the IRS delayed reviewing/approving Tea Party and other conservative groups’ applications for tax-exempt status… Read More ›

  • To My Boys

    I would be remiss to let Father’s Day pass by without writing a little something about the two guys that have given me the opportunity to state that I’m a dad and mean it (it was very awkward when I… Read More ›

  • On Fatherhood

    With Father’s Day fast approaching I thought I would share a few thoughts on Fatherhood. Unlike my post on motherhood I can make no special claim of being an expert on fatherhood despite being a father myself. I will, however,… Read More ›

  • Say it Ain’t So Tebow!

    It is with much sadness that I must report a rumor that has surfaced claiming that the NFL may be on the verge of losing yet another one of its longtime greats. As a Bears fan it was particularly hard… Read More ›

  • Dan Brown’s Inferno: A Novel Review

    I recently finished reading Dan Brown’s new novel “Inferno” and thought I would share some of my thoughts about it. Let me start off by saying that this review will contain many “spoiler alerts” which will be easy to recognize… Read More ›

  • Putting the “Count” Back Into Accounting

    As accountants we often get overlooked as integral parts in the business machine. In fact, the only time an accountant makes the news is when they get a little too creative with their accounting or get a little overzealous with… Read More ›