Friday, May 27, 2005

Joe Gets His MBA

Joe graduated from JHU with an MBA, no small feat. Now, he can masterfully administrate a business. Congratulations Joe!


Before the graduation Julie took a bunch of us out to dinner at Petit Louis, where the food and wine are delicious.

Kim and I at Petit Louis Bistro

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Land of Little Horses


Emily and Annabelle at the Land of Little Horses in Gettysburg, PA

Emily, Annabelle, Kim and I went to the Land of little Horses today. All the rest of the pictures are here.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Divorce


Me giving the best man's toast at Joe and Julie's wedding reception

I hope that Joe and Julie's marriage doesn't end up like mine - which, right now, is in the end stage of a year of separation, culminating in what is shaping up to be an acrimonious divorce.

People, or at least their desires, change over time. If you want to stay in a healthy relationship with someone, it's a good idea to work on maintaining a large measure of respect for that person. That may require telling them things that you don't respect about them, or accepting those things. When you lose respect for someone it's difficult or impossible to love them.

Honesty is critical. It's remarkable how many people behave ethically in their work relationships, but are dishonest in their personal relationships. Staying in a relationship after it's over is a mistake. I made it. Staying in a relationship in order to avoid being responsible for one's own life and livelyhood is pathetic.

Ending a relationship should be done without rancor. No one, save sociopaths, is proud of the times they treated someone badly or unfairly.

It can be hard to separate the emotional response from the intellectual response. But it can be done.