Picking up the rest of the team

Picking up the rest of the team

Like many of you, I am sure, I’ve always been a huge baseball fan—whether as a player myself or following a Major League Baseball team. My “fandom” goes back to about age 6, when I started to collect baseball cards and became a “Phillie Phanatic” (though that...
Watching out for risk

Watching out for risk

Whether we realize it or not, we are constantly assessing and moderating risk: When and how would it be safest to cross this busy street? Is this company’s website secure enough for me to hand over my credit card information? Should I purchase this produce from the...
Breaking out: It can be bad or good

Breaking out: It can be bad or good

This weekend a private high school in Miami staged its prom, and the theme was “Welcome to the jungle.” No story there, right? But there was, as the school administration, seeking to make it an event, invited not only the students but what looked like a portion of the...
Volcanoes and investments can both erupt

Volcanoes and investments can both erupt

I can still feel the heat radiating through the thin soles of my tennis shoes. The surface we were traversing was difficult, and the “rocks” around us were sharp and dangerous, looking like the waves of a tumultuous sea caught and frozen in stop motion. A glow seemed...