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...

December 14, 2017

They get me every time!  It’s as if they know what I’m thinking, how to hook and when to reel me in.  Their cleverly designed brochures tantalize my impulses with their peel off stickers offering discounts. Not only that, but their seductive 30% off coupons trick me in...

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...

August 25, 2017

Situated twenty-seven stories high in downtown Grand Rapids is a sophisticated restaurant with expansive panoramic views of the beautiful Grand River and the surrounding cityscape.  It is appropriately deemed fine dining and delivers an upscale, yet romantic, intimate...

August 16, 2017

I dug my feet into the batter’s box and readied myself for the pitch.  As a scrawny 11-year-old, you could almost see my knees trembling as I watched the huge, man sized 12-year-old stare me down.  We all thought he was old enough to drive himself to the games – someon...

May 1, 2017

On this particular day, there were more of them than usual.  In fact, I had never seen so many!  Maybe it was the sudden and unexpected burst of warm weather that brought them out of the woodwork but at every turn, I spotted another one!  As I weaved my cart up and dow...

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