Push It Real Good in 2015

Push It Real Good in 2015

Just a few hours before writing this post, I had barely finished half a bowl of chili when I felt a crunch as pain shot across my lower left jaw. My wife and oldest son turned with eyes wide. “What was that?” they said. I’d chomped onto a hard piece of gristle, but my tongue, probing for shrapnel, felt something larger wiggle.

Cold air rolled over the molar as I ran to the bathroom mirror with a flashlight. I found a quarter of the tooth completely separated but still attached to the gum. I shook my head and thought about a goal I’d set for myself exactly one year earlier—to eat healthier, exercise more, and shave thirty pounds. I had failed miserably with that goal and paid the price for it. Continue reading “Push It Real Good in 2015”

Focus Frenzy

Focus Frenzy

When I was twelve years-old my parents bought for me Juggling for the Complete Klutz. Do you remember those kits? It came with a how-to book and three bean bag cubes packed in a red nylon net. I don’t know if my parents thought it was a neat gift idea or if it was a hint, but I wasted no time accepting the challenge.


Juggling three tennis ball-sized objects can be learned fairly quickly and in three simple steps (if you’d like to learn, click here), but keeping them airborne requires a fourth step with a little more discipline—focus. Continue reading “Focus Frenzy”

Get On with Yourself in Three Steps

Get On with Yourself in Three Steps

You’re into the second full week of it. A new set of ten. It’s 2011. How will this next decade define you? What about this next year?

Don’t let the opportunity of another beginning slip into the weeks and months ahead, leaving you shuddering one year from now at the could, would, and should haves of the previous year. Don’t let your dreams sleep for another 52 weeks, and God forbid, don’t let them die. You’ve been down there, Neo. You know that road. Continue reading “Get On with Yourself in Three Steps”