There are only so many chances in life to witness greatness. You aren’t really sure at first if you’re watching it until you can’t stop finding a reason to look. I’ve seen greatness in spells in my lifetime. I saw Muhammad Ali defy the odds, I saw Mike Tyson for 3 years be as unstoppable as a man can be. I remember watching Kareem with the sky hook make the greatest defenders of all time look like mere mortals.
As I’ve gotten older, I can appreciate the great athletes and what they bring to the table. Barry Sanders comes to mind when I think of a person who has done the most with less. Michael Jordan comes to mind when I think of one man who when surrounded by a great cast can put on an epic show that is undeniable. However the latest additions to legendary status in my opinion are Lebron James and Tom Brady. Continue reading
I know I am a little prejudiced in my evaluation since he coached me in college, and became one of my best friends, but I have seen enough film and football throughout the years to make my argument. Not to mention that the Hall must agree since he is one of two right guards to be admitted into the Hall of Fame.
The thing is if you ask anyone who played during his era, and trust me I did plenty of times hoping someone who played would give me some ammo to fire back at him at some point, who was the best offensive lineman they played against, his name would come up about 90 percent of the time.
I remember when he would have his annual hall of fame golf tournament to raise money for the university. Guys like Mike Webster, Deacon Jones, Joe Greene, Mercury Morris, and a host of other stars would come out in support of their fellow hall of famer. Continue reading
In a world of extreme ignorance and hostility there are things in society that turn what should be a celebration into a narcissistic prejudice and a reason to be obtuse in one’s thoughts about society. America is under attack. Not from extreme terrorists, but from extremists right here in our own country. The attack is coming from all angles and quite frankly it may lead to the demise of our national and international respect as a whole.
Politically our country should be celebrating the emergence of individuals who made it. Our last two presidents have had little (44) and no (45) political experience but have found a way to make it to the most powerful position in the world. Continue reading
After watching the Pro Bowl last night it was apparent that the younger players were far more vested in playing than the older guys. Rightfully so as the older guys are nearing the end of their careers and they know that an injury would derail the end of their careers. This years Pro Bowl at least exerted effort. I loved seeing the defense step up and play hard and offensive players put forth an effort that made it appear more than a 7 on 7 match-up.
Viewing the game I started having a lot of ideas about what would make this game a little more interesting. I like the fact that the players are elected by the fans. They do a great job of selecting the people that are most deserving. However they may not choose the players that would be the best fit for the game.
Here’s how I would fix it: Continue reading
I am offering a few words for those of you who are seeking employment between the ages of 25 – 35 years of age. Please do not get offended and disregard if it doesn’t pertain to you because this is only meant to help or improve your chances of future employment. If you are in this age range and want to enter the professional business world, I want to share some thoughts. I’m over 40 so this makes me an expert! Actually far from that but I digress.
Some of you very well know I am an educator as well as an entrepreneur. I understand and value time. In order to make money, you have to balance time and put a price tag on your time so you never really want to waste it when you don’t have too. Continue reading
This week I set out to make a difference in the way I look. I’ve been health conscious most of my life but I’ve had years that I’ve let myself go. The most stressful years were when I’ve either changed jobs or had a child on the way. Some people are stress eaters, but I don’t think that I am. In fact, when I get stressed, I work out or try to relieve stress in a physical manner.
When I look at my progress, the correlation of me gaining and losing weight is usually connected to my personal life. More specifically my sex life. When your sex life is good, the late night snacking and over eating don’t happen because you want to be able to perform at a high level. You don’t eat a big meal before you go out and run a few miles or play hoops so if you’re going to perform at a high level you need to be light on your feet. Continue reading
Most of my life focusing on the present moment has been something I struggle with. As hard as I try, and as much as I know it’s so much better to live in the now, I struggle with finding the present moment among my constantly racing thoughts. Whether it’s the already-happened past creeping back into my mind or the who-knows-if-it-will-happen future taking hold of my thoughts, more often than not I find myself living somewhere other than the present moment. And, of course, that’s not what I want to be doing.
Apparently looking backward has always been a fault of mine. In a lot of ways it was the primary reason I started this site. I wanted to, and still want to, stop focusing on the past. I write about things that happened to me a lot because it allows me to reflect on things that I need to work on about myself. Continue reading