The Perfect Weekend

I just finished up an incredible weekend with Steve Shriver and Ray Sosko– two old friends from grade school. It was also Ray and Steve who, when we were just twenty, accompanied me to that momentous lecture by that hill billy Zen Master who radically upended my life. What made our reunion so special is […]

My Father’s Question

Interludes of openness and candor between my father and me were exceedingly rare. So rare in fact that I remember and treasure every one of them. Several years before he died at 86 he suddenly said. “Augie, what you’ve built your life around is too abstract. People need things that are down to earth and […]

Some Good News

I’ve just learned that The Boomer Business Owner podcast featuring yours truly just passed 1000 unique downloads. Many thanks to Charlie Poznek for the opportunity and of course I am thrilled that my message of selfless service seems to be resonating with so many business folks.

Business Secrets: Get it at today!

I am delighted and excited to let you know that Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks is now available in audio at Audible, an Amazon company, is the leader in spoken word entertainment. Now you can enjoy my audiobook on your smartphone, Kindle, mp3, tablet or desktop… Get it at today and tell all […]

From Russia with Love

Several years ago I met Masha in St. Petersburg, Russia while there for my friends Dina and Slava’s wedding. She was working the front desk of my hotel, and when I returned the following year we renewed our friendship. But soon she hesitantly told me that she needed a serious operation and despite working two […]

My Mom

In 1984 my mother died. It is now 2014. She has been dead for 30 years. I am now the same age she was when she passed away–61. My mother married at what was then the ripe old age of 28 and went on to have 10 pregnancies and 8 children in the ensuing 12 […]

Enjoying Business Secrets at Mepkin Abbey

Last summer the monks of Mepkin Abbey dedicated a new retreat center to my hero and the hero of my book: Fr. Francis Kline. The retreat center is an architectural and engineering marvel with its own common area and chapel. It is worth a trip to Mepkin just to see it. As a result I […]