Professional Women’s Sports Aren’t Going Anywhere

Jewell Loyd rushes down court late in the fourth quarter. (Neil Enns/Storm Photos) Forty years ago in early March of 1976, I joined eighteen of my Yale Women’s Crew teammates in a strip-in protest over the lack of equal facilities at the University’s boathouse, twelve long miles from campus. While we invoked Title [...]

April 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|

New Year’s Resolutions: Take Two, or Maybe Twenty-two

It’s already the fourth Thursday of the New Year. How’s that New Year’s resolution of yours going? Still alive and going strong, or staggering in the desert of abandoned expectations, desperate for a drink of something magical that will rejuvenate your desire and drive? […]

January 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|

Gratitude & Grace

In my world, gratitude is standard fare at Thanksgiving, along with the chestnuts and prunes and sweet potatoes smothered with toasted marshmallows. It’s a nice antidote to the vicissitudes of daily family life, which is rife with difficult topics. Boy, don’t I know that, as I catalogue my own list of what I’m grateful for, with the end of my standoff with my homophobic father near the top of the list. But more of that in a minute… […]

November 27th, 2014|Essays, Uncategorized|


Odd, given my recent musings about UNC’s despicable behavior in the sports realm, that I found myself on Friday night at the Kenan Flagler Business School’s Sixteenth Annual Alumni Merit & Leadership Awards dinner. As I sat listening to the accolades heaped upon the six men and one women who were recognized, I found myself reflecting on the huge disparity between two of UNC’s flagship programs: the business school and its sports programs. As I sat listening, increasingly moved and inspired by the honorees (one of whom, Gary Monroe, I work closely with, as he’s the President of the investment firm I lead), I realized, again, how complex we human beings are. […]

November 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Yesterday’s Dream, Today’s Reality

On Friday, I traveled from a state that nearly two years ago (on November 6, 2012) ratified its legislature’s legalization of full marriage rights for gays (signed by then-governor Christine Gregoire on February 13, 2012) to one that was the last (on May 8, 2012) to pass a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union [...]

October 15th, 2014|marriage equality, North Carolina, Seattle, Uncategorized|

Why I’m Here

My life mission is to establish and participate in authentic engagement that gets somewhere….That inspires people to grow and become more fully themselves…Or, put another way, to connect with people I know and don’t know, and inspire them to pursue their dreams. Despite the above, I’ve resisted social media for a variety of reasons: a [...]

October 1st, 2014|Uncategorized|
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