March 3, 2022
Issue 39 – Straighten Up and Fly Right
At times like these, it’s good to recall the messages from Straighten Up and Fly Right, the wonderful song by Nat King Cole. Based on a folktale about a buzzard who takes a monkey up into the sky with the intention of dizzying and eating him, the lyrics tell us that the monkey anticipates the buzzard’s intentions, grabs him by the neck, and tells him to “straighten up and fly right.” The monkey does a brilliant job of balancing risk and reward, something we need to ensure we do as we focus on the key indicators that will serve us well as we navigate through these dynamic times. It’s our turn to grab the buzzard by the neck so we may straighten up and fly right through the uncertainty of war, inflation, the persistent pandemic, and more.