Forgivness, where to start

By |2019-10-04T10:54:36-06:00October 4th, 2019|Stories, Video|

Photo Credit - Tom Fox / Dallas Morning News I absolutly love this piece on forgiveness by Harry Smith of NBC.  There are no happy endings to this tragic story, but none the less, it has moved me.  Days before the verdict, Allison Jean was asked what her [...]

Dear Boy, a mother’s legacy

By |2019-04-23T09:57:42-06:00April 23rd, 2019|Stories, Video|

I loved Amy Krouse Rosenthal books, ever since my wife brought them home for my boys to enjoy.  That's how you know good children's literature, the adults enjoy them as well. As many know, Amy passed away from ovarian cancer in 2017, but her books continue to amaze.  Prior [...]

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Character Conference 2019

By |2019-05-09T11:12:44-06:00March 18th, 2019|Stories, Video|

Last week I was able to attend the Character Conference 2019 at Glacier High School in Kalispell, Montana. This is the second year of this event and while my son went last year, I was not able to attend. Why did I go this year, one, because he wanted to [...]

Body Language on and off of the court

By |2017-03-21T10:40:22-06:00March 21st, 2017|Stories, Video|

In a recent post game press conference, University of Connecticut women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma shared his philosophy on body language.   It's a great lesson that all young athletes and their parents should hear.  The video is embedded below, but here are a few highlights. “We put a huge [...]

The Will to Win

By |2017-03-04T17:45:48-07:00March 4th, 2017|Stories|

The Will to Win by Vince Lombardi Vince Lombardi “Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while; you don’t do things right once in a while; you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. [...]

Chris Greicius – and the first ever wish

By |2017-03-02T13:16:05-07:00March 2nd, 2017|Stories|

I am an avid podcast listener.  A few months back, I found out that I had been missing out on The Tim Ferriss Show.  In episode #225: John Crowley - The Real-Life Captain America and Bruce Banner (Seriously) Tim interviews John Crowley, the Chairman and CEO of Amicus Therapeutics.  While [...]

Travis Rudolph’s best catch

By |2016-08-30T21:41:21-06:00August 30th, 2016|Stories|

On the eve of my oldest son starting middle school, I was taken back by a photograph of Florida State Universities star receiver Travis Rudolph.  Recently Rudolph, along with teammates Dalvin Cook, Deondre Francois, Derwin James and Jalen Wilkerson visited Monfort Middle School in Tallahassee. Photo - Facebook [...]

James Naismith and the invention of basketball

By |2015-12-15T12:40:40-07:00December 15th, 2015|Stories|

  From James Naismith himself - his story on how he invented basketball.  This is believed to be the only known audio recording of Naismith.  It is from a January 31, 1939 radio broadcast of "We the People", hosted by Gabriel Heatter.  It was recently discovered by a professor at [...]

Compete like a fourth grader

By |2015-12-04T21:55:05-07:00December 5th, 2015|Stories|

We saw this come across twitter from @JVPIrish and couldn't wait to share it with our community. Recently a fourth grade class in New York was given an article to read.  After reading the article the students were asked to support one of the two sides and defend their position. [...]