SEABROOK – I vividly remember watching Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones leading his team onto the field before a regular season match against the Arizona Cardinals as his team walked toward the middle of the field at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Sept. 27, 2017.
In my former role as a Trustee for the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System (MSRPS), it was my privilege to attend a number of conferences on the public policy aspects of retirement for public employees. During those conferences, it became increasingly apparent that retirement is an issue of social justice not just for public employees, but for everyone who works for a living.
My dad taught me a lot of things growing up. Some I can share, but some would be best left to late night conversations after imbibing some Wild Turkey. One of the things that sticks in my addled, aging mind is that it is best to “shut the hell up and let everyone think you are an idiot, rather than opening your mouth and getting your butt beat because everyone found out you’re an idiot.”