As 2018 comes to an end, I notice the uptick of the post-Christmas commercials, which focus on the activities that are normally associated with New Year resolutions. Whatever it may be, to exercise more, to improve diets, quit smoking, etc…, resolutions are usually doomed for failure. People want to improve, but often fail because of…… Continue reading Make the Year One of Continuous Improvement
I see the finished product or result of a world class artist, musician, or athlete, and I try to understand how they became so talented. We see the grace and beauty of the movements, combined with the power and strength. We can see the vision of creation, moving pieces of art or music that soothe…… Continue reading Always Learn From Your Failures
One of the lasting lessons I received from my parents is the importance of being true to yourself, to look at yourself in the mirror and be satisfied with the reflection. The importance of being a good person, to be helpful, is the basis of my actions and thoughts. Perfection is always elusive, but the…… Continue reading What Do You See in the Mirror?
Reputations can be fickle. Years of time and effort spent building one, can be easily undone through poor decisions and actions. An outburst or negative emotions at the wrong time, can undermine. Do not sabotage yourself. Time spent cultivating relationships, building connections, or improving through education and skill-sets are worthwhile endeavors, critical even. Investing in…… Continue reading Embrace Your Inner Mr. Spock
In my past job, I saw many instances where a single individual had a problem with their computer or printer. The priorities of the organization were focused more on mass issues, or problems that impacted whole areas or the ability of our students to work in a specific computer lab. As a manager of the…… Continue reading Smile, and Lend a Hand
Actions are always the best determination of character. So many people can talk or boast about their accomplishments, or brag about how good a person they are. Often times you may hear about how charitable or how loving they are. They may claim to be the least racist, or the least sexist person out there. …… Continue reading Legacy and Character
The wonders of the universe fascinate me. The vast, seemingly immeasurable distances of time and space never ceases to astound and amaze me. I walk out in the darkness, and gaze upward most of the time. On a clear sky, I look up to see the stars, planets, and the moon, and am filled with…… Continue reading Share Your Passions
A few years back, I was reading a golf magazine, and one of the articles stated how Arnold Palmer’s autograph is worthless. The article stated that Arnold took great pride in this. Over his life, he autographed so many things, free of charge, and essentially flooded the market. The article contained an address to send…… Continue reading Arnold Palmer: Professionalism and Class
Do we live in such an angry world? Are things spiraling downward into chaos, a world where people cannot discuss or tolerate anyone who is different? Sometimes I think this is the case. People are bickering at alarming levels at political rallies and debates. Mobs of people are marching for various protests, and come into…… Continue reading Life and Times in an Angry World?
The summer can be a period of doldrums for most sport fans. For many people, the summer is the slow period before football season begins. Not only the NFL, but college football. Listen to any sports talk shows, or watch some ESPN, or other sports media broadcast, and there are sure to be more and…… Continue reading Academics Always First