CBO July 2014

Chat with Richard: The Impending Fiscal Cliff

On July 15, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released their annual budget outlook. Read the full report. The report paints a difficult future for the US Government and the overall economy. This outlook projects out to 2039, 25 years which would put me at 55 years old. Let me first present our current situation. The […]

You’ve Been Fired. Now What?

Three weeks ago I was let go from my job. There I said it. Taking the stairs down for the last time was definitely an emotional experience. And as I stood in the lobby of our office building in the Flatiron District here in the big city, I held back my tears. But the first […]

Proust Was a Neuroscientist

Review: Proust Was a Neuroscientist

I have been wanting to read this book for awhile, and it was definitely worth the wait. While it was not a page-turner in the sense that I couldn’t put it down, the book for the most part, provides the framework for neuroscience research past, current and future and how art often times, when given […]

Review – Decision Points

When I began this book two months ago, I did so with the following two facts: I wanted to be unbiased, and I understood that former President George W. Bush was going to paint things in the best light he could. With those two facts in mind, I eagerly dove in. In the preface, Bush […]

Who is Going to Stop You?

I have written extensively, both on this blog about my journey as a speaker and also my journey as a writer and a politician. I do it for two reasons. First, I try to live my life as a journey and not just a destination. Secondly, I am a big believer in sharing my stories […]

Life To Do List

Experiences 1. Fly first class 2. Attend a Presidential Inauguration 3. Sell a painting (Sold “7th Heaven”, March 28, 2013) 4. Write a full-length novel (In Pain, 2010) 5. Publish a book (Anything is Possible, Jan 2010) 6. Publish a book (not self-published) 7. Publish a novel 8. Have a book signing (February 27, 2010, […]

The Improbable 2009

2009 is almost in the books! What an amazing year it has been and how amazing the future looks! I can hardly imagine what is possible, but I know anything is! A lot more happened this year than I thought possible… so here is just a glimpse. 1. I Can Run! I began 2009 with […]