Monthly Archives: March 2017

DIY Investments In You

When it comes to investing in ourselves, the classical three of training, education, and health are the accepted standards.  Trouble is doing these big three appears formidable and requires discipline.  Just the word “discipline” conjures up negative images of pain, … Continue reading

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Surviving The Trump Presidency

Trump’s administration reaches its 70 day mark this week.  While I am still holding out hope for an upturn in this president’s performance, the trend thus far does not look good. Leadership starts at the top.  But Trump’s style of … Continue reading

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Fight Or Flight?

In the heat of the moment, our emotion takes over.  Between fight or flight, it is easy to overlook another choice called release. The fight or flight instincts are survival responses operating from our emotional gut. They are designed for … Continue reading

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Oh Boy – The Republicans Are Here

I knew that online privacy is an oxymoron.  But I did not need the help of  U.S. Congress to sell me out. In case you haven’t heard the latest news:  consumers would have to explicitly opt out if they don’t … Continue reading

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Belonging

We all belong somewhere. Be it a neighborhood, town, city, or what have you.  That is our identity.  Interestingly, people relocate due to employment opportunity or other reasons.  Some carry their identity with them while others transplant like a chameleon. … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 26 Mar 2017

Safe to say that the winter is over in Washington DC, as the cherry blossom is in its full swing (photo credit: artsbynancy). Seasons not withstanding, I am guilty of pretend listening at times.  Such bad experience whenever that happens.  It … Continue reading

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The Blame Game

  You might have heard by now that the American Health Care Act, President Trump’s signature promise to repeal the Obamacare, is dead.  The Republican Party did not have enough votes to ensure its passage, so the bill was pulled … Continue reading

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Pleasures In Ordinary Life

  Just the other day was my wife’s birthday.  We went eating out, watched a movie, and was going to go bowling afterwards but decided against our overindulgence. Watching movie, going bowling, eating out are all common events in ordinary … Continue reading

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Political Calculations

“Do we have the votes?” is a big part of the political culture.  After-all votes matter.  Because without the votes, bills, including the budget, don’t get passed.  And lots of people get impacted. Democracy dictates the courses of persuasion & … Continue reading

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The Plot Thickens . . .

James Comey, the FBI Director, announced on Monday the Bureau’s investigation into “any links between any individuals associated with Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts.” Comey as you … Continue reading

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