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5 Wandering Wonders

My mind has been in overdrive. Whether driving, sitting, sleeping, concentrating, the mind wanders and I wonder. Here are five things that have occupied my mind this week. More questions than "answers", so let me know what you think. Detail -... Continue Reading →

Get Your Hands in the Goodness Jar

“That was one of the best coffees I have had for a long time. No joke. What’s the secret?” “22 grams in around 20 seconds,” said Juan, and then proceeded to give me a lecture on brewing, the different types... Continue Reading →

Turning Over a New Leaf

I have been thinking about the phrase “new beginning”. Isn’t this a tautology? Beginnings are always new, no? I am now looking beyond the redundancy of this phrase and am starting to like it more. A “new beginning” is full... Continue Reading →

Eyes Wide Open

"Geez that was another great speech. I love all of your speeches. But this one was different - your eyes were completely wide open. They were lit up, they were smiling. That was by far your best speech," said Gordon,... Continue Reading →

Act II

Three years ago, I left my financial markets role and embarked on a different journey. Truth be told, I did not really know what this journey would look like, but at least I had some things to fall back on... Continue Reading →

To Tolerate or Not To Tolerate…

Over the past few months, I have found myself repeating this quote by Henry Ford – “you can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” The recipients of this wisdom are none other than my three teenage... Continue Reading →

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

DC, a good friend and mentor read my last blog 20 Quotes and suggested I follow up with one that covers on the top decisions that shaped my life. I really like this idea, but I am mindful it does not come... Continue Reading →


Recently, I had to give a speech about my life and rather than boring everyone with the details of where I was born, where I've lived, what I do, blah, blah, blah, I thought it would be more interesting if... Continue Reading →

Digging for onions in a rabbit hole…

I don't think onions grow in rabbit holes but I was thinking about metaphors that mean roughly the same thing. For example, "digging deep", "peeling back the onion", "going down the rabbit hole", etc. I recently became involved in buying... Continue Reading →

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