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My grandson turned 2 recently.   The baby is gone – replaced by a toddler with infinite energy, boundless curiosity, and an eagerness to experience everything the world has to offer.   Our annual family vacation to the beach has just come to an end.   There is a stretch of...

I saw something amazing the other day.   In a high school baseball game in a far-away country with teams and players I couldn’t ever hope to remember.   I saw an example of integrity.   Maybe I noticed it because I don’t seem to see it as much anymore. Or...

I can’t find my desk this morning.   I know it’s somewhere amongst the clutter of bookshelves, bureaus, chairs, and what looks like a dining room table turned on its side – but with the plastic tarps over everything it’s kind of hard to say.   This is home...

It’s been 31 years since the movie Bull Durham premiered.  Arguably one of the best sports/romantic comedies of all time I would argue – but then again I am a sucker for a “feel good” flick – and the story of Crash Davis, the perennial...

In 1799 a French soldier by the name of Pierre-Francois Bouchard stumbled on a building stone near the Nile River that forever changed human history.  Bouchard was likely more concerned with the Napoleonic campaign with the British than he was some old rock with strange...

Last month a guy named James Adducci laid down an $85,000 bet in Vegas that Tiger Woods would win the Masters.   He pocketed a cool 1.19 million on his bold gamble.   Talk about hutzpah!   I’m not too skilled at the fine art of gambling. I’ve always sort of...

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,” he used to say. “You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no telling where you might be swept off to.” -Frodo quoting Bilbo, The Fellowship of the Ring       I heard...

I subscribe to The 1440 Principle.   Its tenets are pretty simple.   All of us have three unique resources at our disposal: Our time Out talent Our passion Two of the resources are renewable. One isn’t – and that’s our time. I’ll get 1,440 minutes today....

I got pulled into a Black Hole a number of years ago.   Well, not in the literal sense but the feeling must have been somewhat similar to the deep space version – or at least I tell myself it was.   A deep empty void – confusing –...

Here’s a short litmus test for every person charged with managing others.   Take the time to answer each of the following questions. No, instead of simply scanning it and saying, “that’s interesting…” – really take a shot at honestly responding.   Most so-called “leaders” can’t – or won’t....