Sacrifice

Contemporary American culture and media extol convenience, comfort and autonomy. In other times and cultures, sacrifice was widely admired and recognized as a mark of character. In the last millennium, when I was in college, I played tournament chess. I worked hard at...

Flawed People

I’ve got some persistent flaws. If you don’t have any, skip this post … and see a therapist about your delusion of perfection.  My spouse is God’s unique, precious gift to me. I am eternally grateful that He allowed me to marry above my station. My two best male...

It’s not Fair! Now what?

Rick owned a used building with several unique pluses and some deferred maintenance. He wanted to sell it so he could move on to his next investing goal.  The marketing package we put together revealed the roof was in its second half of its life. The drone video...

Legacy Choices

The way your live your life determines your legacy. Rental ownership is face-to-face capitalism. The way you do business affects the households who rent from you. Leah has been blind since birth and she’s rented from a friend and client for more than a decade. She was...

Compassion and Comparative Advantage

Income and wealth inequality have grown in the last fifty years. On National Public Radio a professor in favor of inclusionary housing dismissed the data which seemed to say inclusionary housing policies decreased the rate of construction in the inclusionary housing...