“Country Roads, Take Me Home…To the Place I Belong…West Virginia, Mountain Mama…Take Me Home, Country Roads.” The iconic John Denver song holds a special place for me. Few people know, but the country road referred to in the song is actually Clopper Road in suburban Maryland.
After two years of Covid lockdowns and travel restrictions, my college golf teammates and I traveled to Southwest Ireland for a once-in-a-lifetime bucket list vacation. We last teed it up as a team more than 35 years ago, and it was a chance, to not only play some of the finest golf courses in the world, but also reconnect as a group with three I consider among my closest friends
Years and years ago, my wife and I were debating about where to take a summer vacation. I advocated for a “staycation,” saying we could save money by avoiding travel and hotel fees, see the sights locals rarely visit like Mount Vernon and the Library of Congress, and take the kids to the community pool. My wife argued for week-long beach vacation. In the end, we compromised—and went to the beach.
This week, I attended back-to-back National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) briefings to gauge the likelihood of the China Competition bill’s passage; the legislation includes the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB), which is important to our subsidiary Presperse.