Being a social butterfly isn’t in my comfort zone, and I’ve always been envious of those who can go into new situations and immediately feel at ease. I still have moments of being quiet and not overly outgoing in social situations. Mom enrolled me in tee-ball when I was very young, probably five or six. …… Continue reading Ode to Garrett
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?
What would you view as more fulfilling, spending quality time with your family and friends throughout your life, or working extra hard for the promotions and the higher salaries as a leading professional at some company, retiring as one of the leading and respected employees in a business? Interviews with people on their deathbeds document…… Continue reading A Loving Motivation
Unfortunately, the concept of patriotism has become a political hot button topic. One that will immediately polarize far too many people, who will cling to their beliefs, no matter what. Watching the recent debates of the national anthem made me give it some thought. What is patriotism? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as “love for…… Continue reading The Depth of Patriotism
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
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
Unlike regular golf tournaments, the Ryder Cup (PGA) and the Solheim Cup (LPGA) are different from regular tournaments in that they put two teams of golfers against each other, Europe and the United States. Competitions range from single one-on-one contests, and group play where shots are not necessarily counted like a regular tournament, but the…… Continue reading Visionary Thinking: Leave a Legacy with Long-Term Thinking