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Theodore Geisel was ready to give up on his dream.   Twenty-seven publishers couldn’t be wrong.   “Your fanciful little books have no commercial value.”   But it was a dream that would not die easily.   Perhaps that’s why when he ran into an old college buddy that day on the street...

Billy Beane never really made it as a baseball player.   Drafted in the first round of the 1980 draft by the NY Mets, his career lagged. After 8 years of bouncing between the minors and major league ball Beane finally gave up on his dream, contenting...

“We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.” -John Dewey   2020 is underway.   Deadlines – meetings – reports – emails – the latest crisis.   That holiday break back in December – does it seem like a distant memory yet?   For many of us – YES!   The...

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...