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May 30

Against The Odds

Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2013 in Emotional, How To, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Sports, Values

20130529 - Blackhawks Win in 7In the history of the National Hockey League (NHL) most teams who face a three games to one deficit in a best of seven game series lose. In fact, according to NHL.com faced with such odds only 8.7% of teams recover.

That’s right 91.3% of all teams facing that kind of pressure fade and fall. Yesterday, my favorite team, the Chicago Blackhawks, beat the odds. After having fallen behind the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 they overcame the odds, their fears and the critiques of their fans and the media.

Against the Odds

Feb 10

Helen Keller

Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2013 in Education, Emotional, How To, Intellectual, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values

I always look for heroes to admire.

Helen Keller, and those who cared for Helen, especially Anne Sullivan are people worthy of admiration.

Helen Keller was not born blind and deaf; it was not until she was 19 months old that she contracted an illness which left her deaf and blind.

I read this quote from Helen Keller and felt inspired.

I want to say to those who are trying to learn to speak and those who are teaching them: Be of good cheer.

Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow.

Nov 11

Do You Like To Name Drop?

Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 in Relational, Spiritual

Have you ever met a celebrity?  A favorite band?  A compelling author?  A poet whose words changed your heart?  A doctor who changed your health?  A therapist who changed your mind?  A minister who changed the direction of your soul?  A friend who help heal your wound?  A lover who helps heal your aloneness?

Do you like to name drop?

You might be impressed if I said I play basketball with Lebron, play guitar with Rodrigo, or sing with Christina.  You might want to sit down and have coffee with Jimmy Carter and me.