Lucas Boyd, in his commentary (“Journey to end systemic racism starts with small steps forward,” Sept. 24), defines systemic as “pertaining to or affecting the entire body.”
Election Day is a little more than a month from now and given my lifelong infatuation with politics, I am, weirdly, not as nearly as anxious about the outcome as I was four years ago.
My daughters were home over the weekend and I needed to run into Publix. We all went to the store, our merry little band of Ralls.
Thought for the week: The bigger the decision, the more carefully you should listen to your conscience. The bigger the choice, the more carefully you should listen to God’s voice.
I woke up on Sunday morning listening to the sound of rain. My first thought was to thank the Lord above. It’s been hot and dry, and the rain falling was peaceful and much needed.
Not too long ago, as I headed back to the time clock in anticipation of leaving work for the day, I passed a group of co-workers who were huddled together staring at a smart phone.
Thought for the week: Today and every day, remember that every step of your life’s journey is a choice, and the overall quality of your decisions will help determine the overall quality of the journey.
Each year, on the first Sunday after Labor Day, we observe National Grandparents Day. Although it’s not as widely recognized as Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, if you’re a grandparent, you probably want to do whatever you can to help your grandchildren on their journeys through life.
Over the years, I have been asked to speak to many groups and individuals about the basics of investing and getting started. Many clients also have asked me to offer their children or grandchildren some insights.
One of the reasons I write this column — besides the great wealth and respect it generates for me, not to mention the rambling threats sent in all caps via email from those who don’t agree with my politics — is because it allows me to vent a little bit.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have stayed at home and watched others go on spring break and summer trips. Because of health issues, we hunkered down and instead took daily walks to enjoy nature and our surroundings.