My Father was a poor kid from Bridgeport, Connecticut, an industrial town 62 miles north of New York City. He spoke fondly of his childhood despite the hardships. He wanted more than life in Bridgeport could give him so at 17 he hitchhiked to California and enlisted in the United State Navy. He served during the last two years of World War II and was a signal man on the USS Anacostia, an oil tanker that had the dangerous task of replenishing fuel to ships in combat zones (pictured above) After 20 years of service he retired a Master Chief Petty Officer at Great Lakes Naval Station in North Chicago.
My father first introduced me to sailing when I was about 10 years old. It was no fancy upscale introduction. We frequently went out for a sail on a scruffy little mud-bottom lake in my hometown in the north suburbs of Chicago. My first memories are aboard a flimsy yet fun and functional boat called a “Butterfly” with a simple centerboard, sail, tiller, and not much room for more than two men (or Dad and his daughter) and a few cans of his favorite hydrator.
Remember that time you and your friends plunged into the brisk waters of Lake Michigan on a late, summer night in August? Or when you scored free tickets to Lollapalooza and listened to the pure magic of Paul McCartney front row while billions around you danced and sang to the legendary musician’s famous tunes?
According to The Wizard of Odds, the probability of an overall win in blackjack is 46.36%. While the variables associated with winning a new piece of business through participation in a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) differ greatly, identifying as many factors as possible upfront can help you determine the probability of a winning hand and whether or not your team should gamble or respectfully decline.
One of the biggest threats facing digital advertising today is banner blindness. In fact, two out of every three millennials are using ad blockers, according to eMarketer. Now more than ever, fewer people are looking at banner ads, and technological advances like ad blockers are making it harder and harder to get in front of your target audience.
The average medical student is not likely to hold hopes of one day becoming a media spokesperson who must give an opinion or an explanation of data in front of crowds and cameras. Yet, as their careers evolve, some may willingly or begrudgingly have their expertise tapped for such a role—especially if they are involved in clinical trials.