Archive for the ‘Current Affairs’ Category

our time in “the dash”

Sunday, February 19th, 2012
As I write this, I know that at some point today musical legend Whitney Houston will be laid to rest.  In the past week and since her passing her life story has been recapped, retold and re-evaluated.  We, the public, have been given entry into aspects of her life that we weren't privey too before and we wait with baited breathe to hear "the rest of the story". But this isn't really a post about Whitney Houston.

It is a post about our time in "the dash".

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the court room vs. your office (how the casey anthony saga can help you grow)

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

"The Court Room vs. Your Office (How the Casey Anthony Saga can Help You Grow)"

Anger. Outrage. Injustice. These feelings rang so loudly in my head when I heard the Casey Anthony verdict that I could focus on little else.  NO justice for little Calee. As the day wore on however, I found myself reflecting on the events of the past several months.  Of the cases presented by the defense and the prosecutors, of the perspective of the jurors, of the impetus of my own anger and outrage and (as always) what I could learn    Read More

declare your independence too

Monday, July 4th, 2011
Declare your independence On this day, we wanted to take a moment to wish each and everyone of you a wonderful and safe holiday weekend. As you enjoy family, fireworks and festivities, remember that we celebrate this day as a reminder of the America's declaration of independence from Britain and along with it the great freedoms and liberties we enjoy every day. In this land, anything is possible. Continue to be great!    Read More

the passing of an icon, a legacy of love

Friday, June 26th, 2009

I'm Starting With The Man In The Mirror
I'm Asking Him To Change His Ways
And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World
A Better Place
-From "The Man in The Mirror"

Michael jackson Like the rest of the world, I am in shock and in mourning over the passing of Michael Jackson and yes, I have shed a few tears over the combination of brilliance, beauty and tragedy that marked his life.  I have to tell you though    Read More

living in tiger’s world

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Tiger bay hill 2009 Most people who know me would tell you that I'm not the loudest kid in the crowd -

....except when it comes to sports.

And I can guarantee you that NO ONE whooped louder when Tiger sank that 16-footer on the 18th hole at Bay Hill earlier this year!  Loud - on my feet - the whole enchilada.

Does it GET any better than that?!?!

What I absolutely love about Tiger is his unwavering focus.  He takes absolute accountability and responsibility for everything    Read More

the fragility of life

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.  A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.  ~Mark Twain

Natasharichardson Like many of us, I am deeply shocked and saddened at the death of Natasha Richardson.  I am sure there was a time in my life in which I would hear    Read More

the dream is alive: what’s next?

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Obama_king This week, so many have commented on the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther Kings birthday and the inauguration of the first African American President of the United States.

Dr. King stood, fought and died advancing a vision of possibility for African Americans and unity for all people. He died advancing a dream.

President Obama epitomizes the realization of that very dream...

As we celebrate this week, I cannot help but turn my thoughts to my two year old daughter.  I think about the impact of this week on her life.    Read More

underdogs 1, naysayers 0

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Arizona win I love it!  Arizona Cardinals - 32, Philadelphia Eagles - 25.  Underdogs - 1. Naysayers - 0.

Just another example of defying the odds with a fan club of 1.

The one would be the Cardinals themselves...

In other words, Arizona who????

And now, they are on their way to the Superbowl!!

I love it when I see underdog victories.

Why?

Because EVERYDAY, there are always folks who tell you what you CAN'T do.  They're so willing to give you a thousand reasons why your dream will fail. 

For every    Read More

because freedom isn’t free

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Veterans day As a war and an Army veteran, today I pay homage to the men and women who have served and who continue to serve this great nation of ours because we sometimes forget that freedom isn't free.  THANK YOU.

It occurs to me that many no longer remember the history of Veterans Day so I thought I would include this brief overview....

In 1918, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month, the world rejoiced and celebrated. After four years of bitter war, an armistice    Read More

ingredients for greatness

Monday, August 11th, 2008

Phelps I love the Olympics.  The best athletes in the world competing to be the best athlete in the world....  You've gotta love that.  It's not just about the competition. It's about the stories.  Oldest Olympians.  Youngest Olympians.  Mothers. Fathers. Sons and daughters.  All fulfilling a dream.  For some, their first Olympics.  For others, their last.  For all, an amazing life experience.

During the Olympics, we see examples fo greatness over and over and over again.

How does that happen?  What makes one great in their sport? In their field?

I    Read More