Life is a conundrum of ideas and a culmination of what ifs and what should have been. Sometimes we have to cleanse before we can reach what we are trying to achieve. The problem with a cleanse is that you can flush out the bad, but old habits are hard to kill. Habits can undo us but if you can control what you are doing to create hazardous situations, then you can sustain the results of the cleanse over an extended period of time. The problem is the problem and eventually you’re going to revert back to the bad and it takes a lot of discipline to get back on track. Sometimes it means you lose some of what you have or you have to change your approach to the situation.
The realities of being a man in America are never absolute and abundance will always reign over a lack of what we desire. An abundance of money, women, and power are the assets that men covet more than anything and when he gets comfortable at any level he loses his edge and becomes like everyone else around him. Continue reading “We All Must Meet Our Moment of Truth”
Everyone appears to be in love with the Game of Thrones. I’ve heard people give the series its proper due for about 6 years now but I never really wanted to take part in the viewing of the show. It’s no secret that I’m not a real big fan of fiction and the fact that I’m a history teacher, I had reservations about viewing something that will present so many inaccuracies about what I already know. Constant communication on social media had me intrigued as people began to discuss the aspects of Season 6 as it was wrapping up.
I have to say that the communication sparked an interest from me. So I decided that I would binge watch Game of Thrones this week since I was off work. This isn’t an easy decision for me because I don’t like to lock in on anything that will keep me indoors. I said the first season would determine if I could do it or not so I went in. Continue reading “Binging On The Game”
Many student athletes aspire to play college athletics but aren’t really sure where they fit. Many don’t know how to get the attention of the schools they wish to attend or the attention of any school at all for that matter. So many families waste countless time and money on recruiting methods that simply don’t work.
Getting recruited by a college or university is a very distinct process. There are thousands of college programs that offer financial assistance to prospective student athletes. The process is beginning at younger ages now but it isn’t really a process that can be finalized until an official letter of intent has been drawn up and signed by the individual being recruited. Too many times we see prospective student athletes narrowing their focus to one or two schools and often times, their skills aren’t on the level that would offer them financial assistance to the institutions they desire to attend. Continue reading “Getting The Exposure You Deserve As a Prospective Student Athlete Pt. 1”
It’s crazy how my life has changed since I was 10 years old. My nickname at age 10 was Tank. It started because of my ability on the football field. I had a saying then that: “YOU EITHER ROLL WITH ME OR I ROLL OVER YOU!!” As I sit here and ponder, it is time I wrote the little me a letter to let him know what is ahead of him in life. Little Joe Simmons needs to know what to expect in his future.
What’s up little man? I bet you didn’t expect to be hearing from me right about now. Next year is going to be big for you. You will be eleven years old and headed to middle school. You are going to get a couple of girls to remain nameless to start sweating your swag. One will even stick her tongue in your mouth when she kisses you, but don’t worry my friend its natural. She will be doing a lot more with her tongue when you guys hook back up in high school. Continue reading “A Letter To My Younger Self”
Everyone’s life is a novel of highs and lows. Where your book reaches the climax is ultimately up to you. Sometimes we think we are at our highest and something or someone comes along and pushes us to uncharted territory. How we get there is a mute point. Getting there is really all that matters.
Life has a funny way of showing us that our destiny may be within reach but we have to make sure we can pave the road to achieve the highest levels of success. Sometimes drifting off the beaten path teaches us lessons that make life a little easier when we get back on the road to success. Continue reading “Turning The Page To The Next Chapter”
A long time ago man was faced with the conundrum of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. Man had to find a formula that allowed them all to correlate and still survive what the world and universe had in store for him.
Things get thrown at us all the time that warrant a reaction. Whether that reaction is good, bad, or just necessary is a large part of what defines us as human beings. In some cases the actions may save a life, and in others it may cost us one. In some cases the actions may cost us our freedom or increase the possibilities of our freedom. The common denominator in all of this madness and decision making is pursuit of happiness. Continue reading “Taking Steps But Holding Perspective”
The Memorial Day Weekend started with a bang. Who doesn’t like a three day weekend? Aspiring to do things that you wouldn’t normally get to do because you have an extra day to account for free activity is a must. This weekend is big because it marks the beginning of golf season which everyone knows is my passion. It also marks the official opening of swimming pools across the United States. Both are win situations because one brings me solitude and peace while the other brings me visual pleasure.
This year Memorial Day got off to great start. Friday I spent time chopping it up on the cell phone and then when my work day was over I got the car washed and hit the road. Had to arrive at a decent time because Saturday morning was golf. Continue reading “Memorial Weekend Hybernation”