Turf Sports Maintenance – Vlog

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

Spring time brings Spring Training to baseball players and fans. A few months later, it’s summer training for the football players.

What holds me back from competing in a Triathlon?

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

Running a marathon is grueling. And by marathon, I mean 26.2 miles. Doing it as the final event of an Ironman distance triathlon deserves a special level of respect.

The Tipping Point

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

It has been over a decade since I got my first Garmin Forerunner watch. These devices use the GPS satellites to track running workouts, then sync the completed activities to software making it easy to analyze.

Running and Fitness Update

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

During the year before we moved into the offices in Tower Office Plaza, I averaged 187 running miles per month. In the three years since moving, the monthly average dropped to 107.

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

By Eric Metaxas

At a time when much of the world was either enticed with or entrapped by fascism, Dietrich Bonhoeffer dared to live the morally responsible Christian life to its most expressive, and tragic, end.

The Art of Possibility

By Benjamin Zander with Rosamond Stone

Mr. Zander is a wonderful conductor and gives a tremendously motivational keynote speech. It was quite amazing that how he turned a room of roughly 3,000 financial services professionals.