MHP Reflections

Get your Sully on

Some were there to catch a glimpse of the unassuming captain, who so deftly belly-landed a disabled US Airways A320 jetliner in the Hudson River in January. Others were there to offer honor to the...

Positivity

I felt completely overpowered by his dismay. We're both Catholic, so many of our discussions circled around our faith-in-common, but it felt as though he had already given up the ship. It seemed that...

That which defines us

I can, in no way, trivialize what's happening in the financial markets or certain segments of our economy, but it is all relative. And while "It's all relative" does not make as good a...

Tell me my lying eyes are wrong

The stock market continues to free fall, as do oil prices, even as the dollar strengthens against the whims of China. U.S. growth, as measured by GDP, sighed softly in Q4 to an estimated...

Choose courage

The growth that once propelled America and generated expansion, upward mobility and a pervasive prosperity is now the weakest in at least seven decades. So we’re anxious. Still, there are points of light like consumer spending,...

Tidings of great joy and rich complexity

Try as we may, we can not simplify this complexity into an app, a box or other metric container, wrapped in our intentions. We will alway yearn for inspiration, crave beauty and seek wisdom. Here's...

One punch can change everything

Association, after all, is pivotal to human existence. We touch on the association of smell and its impact on leasing apartments in our story, "Clearing the Air," and promise a deeper dive on the topic...

The monsters are due on Maple Street

"The monsters are due on Maple Street," (1960) was a classic. I recall it every time I read divisive tales about some one or group, or ill-defined boogie man, who has singlehandedly turned out...

Unintended consequences

The fact is, President Obama has caused us to care. Gallup recently reported that Americans are paying closer attention to political news than during any non-election year since the company began tracking the issue in...

Time is on our side

As a younger self, I watched mere mortals struggle against the will of the "Old Man" with a child's curiosity. Here I learned a simple truth. Quiet observation and analysis informs future events. If you...