On Saturday, February 15, our new chapel at Rancho Santana, Capilla de Santa Ana, was consecrated by two local priests. The chapel stands on a high hill overlooking the clubhouse and horse stables and a stretch of Pacific Ocean behind them. The chapel was conceived of and designed by Bill (in the hat), and the event brought together many well-wishers, including the original crew that developed these 2,800 beachfront acres of farmland more than 20 years ago.

From the left: Antonio Granados (the original landowner and our partner in several projects in the area), me, Bill, Alvaro Meneses, and Allan Vilchez.

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Two funny videos: One is about marriage counseling.

The other is about precocious toddlers.

Both are connected in my mind. It’s something about how, in this last decade or so, we’ve drifted into an Orwellian world where common sense has been tossed out the window and the most absurd ideas and behaviors are becoming legitimized.

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Is it possible to refine one’s sensibilities to such a point that one is no longer a happy consumer of puerile humor? Or is it just impossible for me?

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Is this even legal today?

 

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In this recent video posted on BusinessMadeSimple.com, Donald Miller explained that he likes to eat lunch alone because that’s when he gets his best ideas. LINK

I buy that. I rarely have business lunches because I’ve found that they are like basketball games. All the important action happens in about 5 minutes. It’s much more efficient to have 15-minute meetings in my office. What’s even better than those short meetings in my office are Zoom meetings. Zoom (and like technologies) is amazingly good. You can see all the participants. And when someone speaks, their face enlarges – drawing your attention like it does when someone speaks at a “live” meeting.

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