Get un-busy

This post is dedicated to Instagramer nickythefish395. Say No more. It gets sticky when other people press their urgent issues onto my plate. I need to remind myself to choose words carefully. I don't have time for that sounds like I'm too busy when, in-fact, it simply means it's not a priority at this moment.... Continue Reading →

Elements of Adventure

Endeavor: a catalyst. An intertwining of what you want to do and why culminating in action. A reminder we were not put here to punch a time-clock. Uncertainty: the gateway to adversity. Fear has always been the gatekeeper. Master of doubt. He whispers in your ear. You're not good enough, not strong enough, not on the same... Continue Reading →

Do you widen home plate?

John Scolinos Disclaimer: I didn't write this. What you're about to read is a copy of something a friend shared with me. If you're a parent, grandparent, teacher, or coach you should take a minute and consider the message. In Nashville, Tennessee, during the first week of January, 1996, more than 4,000 baseball coaches descended... Continue Reading →


I received a hand written letter last fall. Who the hell writes hand written letters anymore? Matthew O'Meara, that's who. Matt is in his mid-30's, married with two kids and working for a small bank somewhere in Wisconsin. He's one of us. A regular guy, husband, dad, friend, community member... He didn't say this but... Continue Reading →


I've been taking my oldest son, Gavin, to the gym since the beginning of November. He's 13-years old. He loves basketball but he's undersized at 4'11". He's also under-powered. Truth is he's never been a big fan of anything resembling hard work. His aspirations are aggressive: Become a starter, play college ball at MSU and... Continue Reading →

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