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Paying the Price to Save Our Skin

by Tom Andel

Having “skin in the game” is a cliché with seemingly untraceable roots. Some credit Warren Buffett with it for his description of how CEOs of companies invest their own money in the same asset they hope investors will help support. Shared risk is seen as insurance that the asset’s best interests will be protected. Others […]

Muscular Prayers from Skeleton Crews

by Tom Andel

When I was growing up, my grandparents’ house in North Royalton, Ohio seemed immense—especially for the few souls living there. And, indeed, it was a large house situated on the 12 acres of land it shared with an apple tree orchard, a picnic area and a well-stocked pond. But without the grounding spirit of love […]

A Mother’s Good Looks

by Tom Andel

On Mother’s Day, Moms finally get to enjoy some of the fruits of their labor. The children bearing that fruit do so as a result of the combined love and discipline Mom taught them—many times, with just a look. Those looks are not only good, they’re scriptural. Think how many times Our Mother Mary showed […]