Monday, June 04, 2012

To earn the right to give away

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Wouldn’t it be nice if P Diddy’s son, Justin Combs, were to be taken aside and given a quiet lesson on class?

Someone in the organization might take the boy aside and tell him that he did, indeed, earn the sport scholarship to UCLA; and that he is justifiably proud of his accomplishment.

To torture the adage, though, the conversation might also remind Combs that much is expected from those to whom much is given.  A gesture of humility at the time of his accomplishment is in order, and such a gesture could well consist of the young man donating an equal amount of money to another scholarship fund at UCLA—one which would benefit students of need, perhaps.

The Combs’ family fortune is, after all, derived from the pockets of many needy students and their families.

Such a gesture would go a long way to further enhancing the young man’s aura of success. And be a touch of class.

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Sunday, June 03, 2012

The Sins of the Father

A recent reading of The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer indicates that it is time for Mr. Archer to take a break from writing for a while.

The story is not engaging. The plot is a soap opera. The denouement leaves this reader thinking, “Meh.”


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