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Five Epiphanies

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 | By: Mike Donahue

On the first Saturday of each month, my subscription to the Wall Street Journal includes a supplement called Wall Street Journal Magazine. One of the features of this glossy publication is a section called “The Columnists” wherein the magazine invites six luminaries to weigh in on a single topic. Epiphanies was the topic for May and one of the six invited columnists was Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the book Eat,…

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Rafael Palmeiro Should Read Viktor Frankl

Monday, May 2nd, 2016 | By: Mike Donahue

I recently read this article about Rafael Palmeiro and it got me thinking about Viktor Frankl. Palmeiro was a major league baseball player. His career ended abruptly when he was suspended for taking performance-enhancing drugs. Frankl was a holocaust survivor who wrote Man’s Search for Meaning, a book the Library of Congress listed as “one of the 10 most influential books published in the United States.” Mr Palmeiro had a…

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Assholes I Have Known

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 | By: Mike Donahue

It’s been a while since I’ve heard from my friend No Sweat Kosinski, but he found a reason to write. No Sweat asked an interesting question about people who, in his opinion, deserve to be called assholes. Here’s a slice of his latest email. Mikey, A friend of mine who knew McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc claims Ray used to say, “There are twice as many assholes in this world as…

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