March 21, 2019

The college admissions scandal dominated the news and media outlets this past week.  Wealthy families paid a college placement specialist large sums of money to ensure their teens’ admission to elite colleges. Those indicted included Hollywood actresses and venture cap...

October 7, 2018

We boarded the ferry with excitement and anticipation as we headed back to our Honeymoon location – Mackinac Island, Michigan.  Twenty years of marriage and four children had passed since we last visited the island together as a young couple.  Mackinac Island, located...

June 28, 2018

Driving across the Great Plains towards Scottsbluff in western Nebraska, my wife and I couldn’t help but stare at the awe-inspiring sight of two massive rock pillars reaching to the sky.   We eventually saw a sign pointing toward that direction and learned they were fa...

April 20, 2018

I looked out the plane window in awe at the most spectacular colors of blue that the ocean had to offer. Kristen and I were headed to a Caribbean Island destination for a week-long, kid-free vacation with some close friends.  I couldn’t wait.  I was like a kid in a can...

February 13, 2018

The past couple of Super Bowls have been remarkable.  Last year’s 25-point deficit didn’t stop the New England Patriots from winning and this year’s record setting offenses saw the Philadelphia Eagles win their first Super Bowl over those same Patriots.  Great plays an...

November 8, 2017

I rolled out of bed and staggered to the bathroom to get the day started.  Every square inch of my body hurt – or so it seemed.  What had I done to myself?  I started CrossFit earlier that month and my muscles and joints hurt like never before.  My calves, my thighs, b...

October 25, 2017

We each put our muck boots on and headed down the path to one of our favorite spots – a small creek that is about a quarter mile from our house.  This is no ordinary path that’s cut out and easy to follow.  If you know anything about Kristen and me, you know that we lo...

October 11, 2017

I was passionate and intentional about coaching basketball when I started my career just a few short years ago – insert sarcasm here.  I attended coaching conferences, clinics and workshops.  I read books and watched videos of the best coaches and what they did to be s...

September 27, 2017

Kristen was very excited when she got home and couldn’t wait to tell me about her shopping trip.  She began pulling out what seemed like an endless line of bags from numerous stores.   With each bag came a new story of how much money she saved and what great deals she...

September 1, 2017

The fighting got more intense and began happening more frequently than ever before.  The yelling, arguing, cursing, finger-pointing and flying objects were becoming the norm.  I’m not talking about the media frenzy leading up the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight or an epi...

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