Posted on Monday, March 26, 2012
in Emotional, How To, Relational, Social, Values
I love dry ice volcanoes.
I’m not alone. When one of my elementary school teachers pulled out a dry ice volcano all eyes were on her.
Our teacher may have a had a hard time drawing our collective attention five minutes earlier, but not now.
All of us sat on the edge of our seats. I remember leaning forward in my desk hoping to add a little elevation to my small frame to get a better view.
We were fascinated when the “lava” began to flow over the crest of the volcano.
“For your own good.” That’s the kinda phrase that adults used to get me to do something I didn’t want to do without explaining all the details for me. Why they undoubtedly had wonderful reasons that “for your own good” was sufficient, inquisitive minds like mine were never satisfied.
While some people might have chosen to use their good judgement or “common sense” to avoid such mishaps, I did not.
Ignoring “for your own good” warnings was a choice, but ignoring “for your own good” has left me with many scars to prove my unwillingness to heed the “for your own good” warnings.
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012
in Emotional, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values
“The passion of love bursting into flame is more powerful than death,
stronger than the grave. Love cannot be drowned by oceans or floods;
it cannot be bought, no matter what is offered.” 1
I wish I loved, and loved my Valentine more like that!
8 Things I Wish I Did For My Valentine
Posted on Monday, January 30, 2012
in How To, Relational, Social, Values
Yesterday the National Football League (NFL) held their annual all-star game known as the Pro Bowl. Players are voted into the Pro Bowl by the coaches, the fellow players, and the fans through an online ballot. 1
The Pro Bowl has different rules from other NFL games to make the game safer. 2
No motion or shifting by the offense
Offense must have a tight end in all formations
Offense can’t have 3 receivers on a side
Intentional grounding is legal
Defense must run a 4-3 at all times
No press coverage except inside the 5 yard line
Not allowed to rush a Punt, PAT or FG attempt
No calls can be challenged
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2012
in Education, Emotional, Financial, How To, Relational, Values
High school Dropout Becomes A Millionaire
He was born to a young unmarried woman he never knew.
He was given up for adoption.
He was without parents until he was adopted when he was six weeks old.
He was without a mom – at five years old his adopted mom died.
He was without a dad – when he dad traveled around looking for work.
He did have a grandmother who modeled and taught him important life lessons.
No one would have predicted that a teen, who grew up poor with a troubled childhood and a limited education, would build a worldwide corporation and become incredibly wealthy.
Broomball has always been an equalizer sport. Unless you play on a club level or a national level like my friend Paul Thyren, most of us play broomball for fun.
Fun racing around on slippery hockey rink with street shoes or boots wielding awkward brooms; then in a moment of hope you swing the broom hoping to connect with the ball and send it into the opposition’s goal.
Broomball is a great sport to enjoy wintery fun with friends. Here from the winter of 1996 is my dear friend the late Adam Bieringer. Adam passed away in April of 2010 much too young.
Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012
in Financial, How To, Relational, Values
This Christmas week was very different. For the first time since we got married we did not travel. We had a great time the 23rd — our Christmas — but the 24th & 25th felt a little empty and lonely.
Don’t get me wrong, we had a peaceful and blessed Christmas week, it was just different than in the past.
If our family and friends depended on me knowing their interests and needs they would never get anything. Whether I’m being frugal or I’m ignorant, I simply don’t know what people like.
Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2011
in Emotional, How To, Relational, Spiritual, Sports, Values
Synched together with rope I approached the rock.
I called out “On Belay?” I received the reply “Belay On”. I responded “Climbing”. Followed by “Climb On.”
My friend David Villringer learned to rock climb. David’s courage and determination were both admirable and seemingly unreachable. Graciously and patiently Dave taught me to climb.
David climbed the Tetons. I struggled at Devil’s Rock.
I lacked both David’s strength and his will.
I wanted to climb, and I wanted to succeed, but I wanted NOT to get hurt far more.
Discomfort & Disappointment
Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2011
in Emotional, How To, Relational, Social, Values
Headlines announce the news of the day.
You a Jersey Shore fan? Did you know that ‘Jersey Shore’ star Snooki was hit with $7 Million lawsuit?
Maybe you love Jersey but don’t care about Jersey Shore. Did you know that, All 5 aboard a plane died when it crashed ON an interstate highway in New Jersey? Or, maybe you heard that Jersey-born Jon Bon Jovi was dead?
We want to know accurate information. We want to know the truth.
No, Jon Bon Jovi is not dead.
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