• “Make Your Bed”

    By / April 9, 2017 / Philosophy

    Three years ago Admiral McRaven gave a speech at this alma mater, The University of Texas, in which he said the first thing to do each day is to make your bed.  His talk has had over a million views and is now a book entitled, Make Your Bed. You must view this extraordinary speech.  

  • Nine Principles to Live By

    By / May 14, 2014 / Goals, Legacy, Philosophy

    If you have never read anything by Jim Rohn, STOP NOW and read something of his.  Too busy?  Then just read this blog, these are nine of his principles to live by. Here are what I consider to be the principles that we must commit to if we are to leave the legacy we desire:… [read more]

  • My Life, I Have A Plan

    By / January 31, 2014 / Philosophy, Slider

      I read something the other day about Brad Pitt. Now I don’t advocate his ideology, but he said something intriguing to me.  He was asked why he split up with Jennifer Aniston and what he said in reply piqued my interest.  He said, “I ceased to live an interesting life, nothing I did interested… [read more]

  • Are You Alive?

    By / March 14, 2013 / Philosophy

    Are You Alive? (via Purposeful U) I think we need to ask ourselves this question: Are we alive?  Sure, most of us are breathing and moving around the planet reasonably well, but are we really alive?  I was asking myself this question on a recent run.  For me I need to get away from it… [read more]

  • Golf’s Sacred Journey: Seven Days at the Links of Utopia

    By / September 20, 2011 / Books, Golf, Philosophy

    Every once in a while you find a book that speaks to your soul. That seems to hit you right between the eyes with the truth of your life. If we are lucky, we are already living out our lives with the perspective of the eternal, but I suspect most of us are not. We… [read more]

  • I Can Do It All!

    By / March 28, 2011 / Philosophy

    Do you ever feel that you are living that old saying, “Jack of all things, master of none?” Today I was taking a shower and was mentally making a list of all that I need to do: Grade 1,000 papers (no joke, I teach 8th grade and have 120 students, and I’m about 9 behind)… [read more]

  • About Schmidt

    By / November 3, 2010 / Movies, Philosophy

    Since I have been laid up with recovering from my hernia surgery, I decided to catch up on some of the movies I have been wanting to watch, but just haven’t had time.  This movie, About Schmidt, is a movie I have seen before and was   impressed by, probably because of what I was going through in… [read more]

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