Some weeks, it just doesn’t pay to be sick or injured, as I learned recently while we were putting out this month’s edition. In early March, I found out that my step-mother in San Diego needed to sell my late father’s home quickly, so she could relocate and get the care she needs. So, I high-tailed it from Texas to California to help, which I’m glad I did. It gave me a chance to go through my dad’s family photos, read (or try to read) some of his scientific research papers and spend some time reflecting on his life.
But an incident in the garage left me with a sore head and a bruised ego. That, combined with a very late flight home Sunday night on a Boeing 737 Max 8, put me in no state to be productive.
As the saying goes, “There’s no rest for the weary.” Over the past week or so, news of the college-admissions bribery scandal broke; it turns out that a man under investigation by the SEC for securities fraud spilled the beans on that sad mess.
Then came the announcement that Envestnet was buying MoneyGuide (see page 4). And, of course, there were groundings worldwide of the Max 8 after the deadly crash in Ethiopia that left 157 people dead, not to mention the killing of 49 souls in New Zealand.