I was flipping through the channels Saturday night when I stumbled on the 1992 award-winning film, Glengarry Glen Ross. It is one of those “Venus flytrap” movies that you can’t escape once you tune in. So I fired up some Orville Redenbacher popcorn and settled in for the long haul. Glengarry Glen Ross is a haunting and powerful story of four desperate… Read More »
Many seasons ago, Coach Steve Spurrier led the Duke Blue Devils to a glorious ACC Football Championship. That’s right, the “Old Ball Coach” achieved legendary status at Duke years before he went on to fame and fortune. Back in those days, there were three types of football players at Duke. The Varsity football players, who earned scholarships and played for… Read More »
You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it. –John Adams As those of us in the United States prepare to celebrate Independence Day, it is a perfect time to honor our Founding Fathers who made this freedom possible. George… Read More »
Sean Gaiser is enormously talented. Watching him perform or listening to one of his albums is musical nirvana. But talent alone does not dictate success. The world is littered with gifted people (musicians, actors, writers, entrepreneurs) who never reach their potential. Sharing our talent and influencing our communities takes perseverance and persistence. But more than anything it… Read More »
Coach Mac is a legendary baseball coach and mentor. But he is not just trying to create a better player. He is not just trying to create a better team. He is trying to build the character and discipline of every person in the organization. In doing so, he is building a better community one player at a time.
Coach Mac’s lessons are not just for his players. His five keys to creating a better community apply to all of us in our every day lives.
Tim “T.” Strachan had a simple but powerful dream. Ever since he was 5 years old, he wanted to play college football. This was not a whimsical fantasy. He was passionate about his goal. He was dedicated to the cause. And he had the drive and the athletic ability to make his dream a reality! As the… Read More »
I had the good fortune of attending Mark Shriver’s signing party for his newest book on the life of Pope Francis (“Pilgrimage”) . An interesting and intriguing read, perhaps the most revealing story centers on the Pope’s insistence that those under his care get out and serve in the real world. Pope Francis wants a Church that serves in… Read More »
My daughter came home from school this week excited to share the story of Daedalus and Icarus. For those not up to speed on their Greek Mythology, Daedalus was the brilliant inventor of the original Labyrinth on the island of Crete. King Minos was so protective of the secrets that lay within, he jailed Daedalus… Read More »
Back in the day, I was a corporate road warrior with an “Up in the Air” lifestyle. Every week, I was on a plane to various locales throughout the United States. After a while, I became completely de-sensitized to the pre-flight routine. Various flight attendants going through the motions could not hold my attention. Seat… Read More »