Posts by Tony Cotrupe
Giving It The Old College Try
Back when I was in college, and dinosaurs roamed the Earth, things were a lot simpler than they are now. For the last couple of months, I’ve been on this crazy college roadshow with my twins who are high school seniors. They are trying to figure out which institution will have the privilege of educating…Read More
Lions and Tigers and Bears, OH MY !
My wife and I were clearing out the basement the other day and we found a bin full of old videos that our kids loved and could never seem to get enough of. There was a wave of nostalgia when we’d find one and say “remember how they loved this one?”. There were a few…Read More
PLEASE Don’t Ask Me What’s For Dinner.
Anyone who has kids knows that dinnertime is a struggle. The nightmare logistics of getting everyone in the same room at the same time with all their practices, rehearsals, play dates is bad enough. And believe me, when they get to be teenagers, it’s even worse because apparently, teenagers can only function in groups of…Read More
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?
I grew up in the 70’s and I watched a LOT of TV, especially on Saturday mornings when I’d sit with a bowl of sugary cereal watching Scooby Doo, The Super Friends, and a favorite called “Sealab 2020” which, in 1972, promised that we’d be living under water with all kinds of cool gear and…Read More
Horses, Not Zebras.
One morning, at like 6am, I had what TV stations used to call “technical difficulties.” I was writing a very important document and and I thought I had lost all my changes. I was getting VERY frustrated and a little bit panicked. I figured my computer had finally broken down and I was going to…Read More
What Did “The Clash” Teach Us About Game Theory?
Should I stay or should I go now? Should I stay or should I go now? If I go there will be trouble…and if I stay it will be double. So come on and let me know…should I stay or should I go? – The Clash OK, that’s an easy one. If I have 2…Read More
Bioluminescence and Business Valuation
The other night I was out walking my dog and we came upon a “sparkle” of fireflies (yes, a group of fireflies is a sparkle, I looked it up) and my dog was utterly fascinated by them. She’d see one light up, run to that spot and by the time she got there, it…Read More
Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road? Because.
I’ve been to countries all over the world, some more developed than others and I’ve had a few dicey moments (not exactly Indiana Jones but definitely uncertain). In the more out-of-the-way places, life just works differently and can be interrupted by things that we usually take for granted. Once, I was someplace where they…Read More
Hiding In Plain Sight.
I am notorious for losing things. The other day I misplaced my car keys and I could not find them anywhere. Maybe I dropped them on the driveway when I was taking groceries out of the car or more likely, they were here in the house somewhere. Of course, this isn’t a dire issue…Read More
What’s A Six-Letter Word For Puzzle?
I‘m a crossword puzzle nerd (and so are Ken Burns, Bill Clinton, Jon Stewart and Carol Burnett). I usually do them first thing in the morning. I feel like it gets my brain working and I tend to get my most creative ideas when I’m focusing on something else – it’s just how my mind…Read More