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A Goal Driven Life

Posted by Jason

April 15, 2012 The FutureThe Past  No comments

When my father passed away, we knew that the end was coming for a few months before it happened, and it's impossible to truly explain how focused that kind of knowledge can make you.   Intellectually, I think everyone gets it... but loving someone who is going through that experience is nearly impossible to describe.  I think everyone knows how much I love my dad, and that I would move heaven and earth to help him do what he needed to do before he died.
A very tangible result of that was his visit to Disney World with his granddaughters before he passed on.  I don't want to take credit for "making it happen" - that was the result of an incredible amount of support and effort from everyone who loved him - especially Tracy, who worked tirelessly with the travel agency to make it a perfect

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History repeats itself…

Posted by Jason

January 25, 2012 The PastThe Present  No comments

While growing up, my father was a car salesman. This meant that when the economy was good, my father made a lot of money - and when the economy was bad, well it was hard to make ends meet. 
As a kid, that meant that there were times when life was a little disappointing.  When things were overwhelming and I didn't have a shot at being a success.  I remember one particular moment when I was accepted to a summer program at Harvard, but couldn't go because we simply didn't have the money.Well, I feel that I've turned out okay.  I'm an Ivy League graduate who has married the love of his life and has two beautiful (and incredibly smart) children.

How did I get here? Why am I so lucky? I think I know.

First and foremost, I had a loving family who taught me to always have a positive

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‘Tis the Season

Posted by Jason

November 26, 2010 The Present  One comment

The Christmas season has always been my favorite time of year.  There are a lot of reasons for this, but very few of them have anything to do with crazy shopping  (The "Black Friday" sales drive me nuts)

To some, the religious aspects of the holiday are really important.   I have a number of friends who lament that the holiday has been taken over by secular concerns and has become little more than a reliable annual boost to our economy.  While I can understand their thoughts, I am in fact an atheist, and Christmas has never been a primarily religious holiday to me.

Frankly, meaning no disrespect to my religious friends, the religious aspects of the holiday are not nearly as important as what the holiday has evolved to signify.     "Peace on Earth" and "Goodwill Towards Men" are

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