Mindful of Money

Sep 13

Mindful of Money

A manager has a lot to think about.  Go for it, or play it safe?  Put things in motion, or wait and see what develops?  Take the sure thing, or try for the big score? Human beings are naturally creatures of emotion.  Managers — who, believe it or not, are human — must look past their emotions to make the best decision.  That’s not easy.  So it...

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Babe Ruth Comes To Town

Aug 16

Babe Ruth Comes To Town

Much is said, because much can be said, about what Loudoun brings to the world.  Over the next week, however, the world is coming to Loudoun. The Babe Ruth World Series makes its regular return to beautiful, historic Fireman’s Field in Purcellville, starting Saturday morning.  A few webpages, such...

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Financial Fan

Aug 05

Financial Fan

You can hear him on his national radio program.  You can see him on his national TV show.  You can watch him at his popular seminars.  You can learn from him in his best-selling books.  Soon you can find him occasionally at the Northern Virginia stadium that will bear his company’s name.  He’s Barron’s #1 Independent Financial Advisor*, ranked...

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NoVA Diamonds Shining Bright

Jul 15

NoVA Diamonds Shining Bright

We’re right smack dab in the middle of a sizzlin’ summer of hardball here in Northern Virginia:  Little Leaguers and American Legionnaires, MLB draftees and collegiate summer ballers, plus the Babe Ruth World Series coming soon to a ballpark near you.  There’s plenty of good 9-v-9 action transpiring on diamond-shaped fields across our region. Take...

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Good Call

Jun 19

Good Call

You should be a fan of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. ‘The whos?!?’ you ask, slightly stunned by the oddness of the name. “That’s right,” I reply.  The ‘Hoos.  Or Wahoos.  Or Blue Wahoos or Blue’s Hoos or whatever they call them.  The Pensacola Blue Wahoos are a Southern League team in the Florida panhandle, where they...

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Welcome to the Show (of Promise)

Jun 07

Welcome to the Show (of Promise)

I promised myself I wasn’t going to cry. Promise kept.  But it was a beautiful ceremony. The easy-breezy all-blue weather we ordered was right on time.  The gold of the shovel spades glistened and sparkled under the noontime sun.  Besuited men and high-heeled women clacked across the gravelly construction site, chatting amicably, the talk of this...

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The Fan With Two Teams

May 31

The Fan With Two Teams

What’s wrong with this picture?  Nothing, if you ask me — and I wish you would, because that is me.  And I ain’t doin’ anything wrong.  (Except maybe that facial expression.) I was there this week, once in Nats Park, once in Os Park, as the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals went at each other in the eponymous Battle of the...

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