Category Archives: Personal

The Joys of Parenting

Whenever I am presented with a new challenge, I like to thoroughly research it. For example, when it came to buying a house, I bought a couple of books and read up on the topic before plunging headlong. I did … Continue reading

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Why Health Care is Broken

Over the past few years it has become abundantly clear to me that the health care system in America is fundamentally broken. What we have tried to do as a country is build our health care system on capitalist principles. … Continue reading

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The Cost of Obesity

A recent study estimated that obesity costs Americans $147 billion per year, by causing four major diseases: heart disease, diabetes, cancer and stroke. A full one third of Americans are obese. Not a day goes by when I don’t see … Continue reading

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DevelopMentor is Alive and Well

Amazing the speed at which false rumors can fly across the Internet. One such rumor was that DevelopMentor had ceased to exist. Nothing could be further from the truth. Check out Mark Blomsma’s post: Don’t Believe Everything You Read or … Continue reading

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2008 Year in Review

2008 was a great year for the Sneed family. We successfully transitioned back to America from an 18 month sabbatical in Slovakia and settled down in a suburb of Dallas, Texas, where we purchased a 5 bedroom house. Tony had … Continue reading

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Spend Baby, Spend

I just read a fascinating and illuminating article on the current financial crisis, as compared with the Great Depression: What Would Keynes Do? by Bruce Bartlett for Forbes Magazine. In the article the author asserts that the main problem with … Continue reading

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Karisma: Our Surprise Baby!

At 3 am on the morning of October 31st, my wife Zuzana delivered our second child: Karisma Sarah Elizabeth Sneed. To everyone’s amazement, the baby arrived while we were still at home, before we had the chance to get in … Continue reading

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