Your Portfolio’s Honeymoon Phase

Most of us are familiar with the honeymoon phase of a relationship; those first 6 months (or so) when you are positive that you’ve met your handsome prince or your beautiful princess. Then reality kicks in. It is only during periods of adversity that you know for sure...

Why I Went to Côte d’Ivoire

A little over a month ago, I traveled to Côte d’Ivoire. Formerly known as Ivory Coast (its name was legally changed to its French translation), it is a country on the west coast of Africa near the equator. That place was hot! In most cities, the daily temperature was...

Upping the Ante in Our Relationships

I remember when I was stranded with my car just off Peachtree Road during a cold snowy day in Atlanta. In a most foolish moment, I drove a rear-wheel drive automobile home from work in the snow and ice. While standing by my car in obvious frustration, a man driving by...