This past week, a small furor was raised by Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston. While speaking to a elementary school group, Winston asked the boys to stand up. (The following was reported in the Tampa Bay Times.) "All my young boys, stand up. The ladies, sit down," Winston said. "But all my boys, stand up. We strong, right? We strong! We strong, right? All my boys, tell me one time: I can do anything I put my mind to. Now a lot of boys aren't supposed to be soft-spoken. Yo
I’m a big fan of Tim Ferriss. I’ve been listening to his podcast for a few years and get something really useful each and every time. I recently picked up Tim's new book - Tools for Titans – and it is full of helpful ideas. His attention to detail is incredible and the wisdom that can be gleaned from this book is impressive. I highly recommend picking up a copy as, just like the podcast, I pick up something new every time I open it up. In reading Tim’s big points from Carolin
It was the night I earned my Masters of Education degree from UVa that my father explained to me his thoughts on love. We had enjoyed a great day - the pageantry of graduation on the Lawn, friends and family around us, and a few glasses of wine. While grilling dinner for everyone outside my apartment, Dad opened up. We had a wide ranging conversation. To be honest, I don't remember a whole lot of it though the feeling of closeness still clings to me. The one line that does re
It’s been an impressive past 12 months in sports. Even if you are not much of a sports fan, you have to agree the come back victories across the major sports have been stunning. Let’s recap it real quick: Down three games to one in the NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers were heading home down, dejected, and out of gas. Or so everyone thought. After some soul searching, recommitment, and game plan changes, the Cavs pulled off a three game win streak and won the championship.
“A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.” – Bruce Springsteen Our lead pastor referenced this lyric many years ago in a sermon and it hit me like a ton of bricks. At the time, I was struggling with being patient and staying connected to my faith. Our boys were really young, I was between jobs, and struggling. I realized I had to take some time to really choose the kind of man I wanted to be and then sta