Jake’s Blog


July 1, 2024

Recently I visited Washington, D.C.  It seemed like everywhere I looked I saw reminders of individuals and values that paved the way for the blessings that we enjoy today.  On a personal basis, throughout every day and especially while in Washington, D.C., I continually ask myself, “Am I being a good steward?”  My typical answer […]


June 1, 2024

Most of my adult life I have known and admired the success of Warren Buffett and his firm, Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. Some forty years ago, I read a book about him and his firm to see if I could emulate him and benefit from some of his wisdom.  There were three general impressions that I […]


May 1, 2024

Some people say I am crusty and some say I am tough but a lot of people say or think that I am an ass! Throughout my life there have been many moments when I, along with those around me, thought that I was an ass!  Depending on the specific situation, people would add their […]


April 1, 2024

The season of Lent is behind us, and it reminded me of the many equipment and personnel checks mandated in the world of aviation.  There are daily preflight checks, preventative maintenance inspections, routine inspections, non-routine checks and heavy maintenance inspections where the airplane is almost disassembled to confirm all things are in good working order. […]


March 1, 2024

I lost two friends within a twenty four hour period on January 20 and 21, 2024. On the surface you would not think that they had much in common.  One was 78 years old and the other was almost 88. One was born in Texas and the other moved to Texas to start a business.  […]

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