Baffled

When I was growing up my mom made clear three things that she wanted me to do: Learn Spanish. Stop drinking so much. Learn to type. Against my mother's advice, I took French, kept drinking, and continued learning the hunt-n-peck method on the keyboard. As fate would...

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Relentless Pursuit

If you watch any college football team in the country, upon kick-off you will see that every player on the kicking team (with maybe the exception of the kicker) will run the entire length of the field to wherever the ball is kicked. Even if a fair catch is signaled or...

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Tough Guy

I went to a really tough workout this morning. I worked out with really tough men. I enjoyed fitness and fellowship with some really tough men who were willing to talk about things in their life which are tough to talk about; that's how I know they are tough. They...

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Beware The Seagull

Be mindful of the seagull- the seagull boss, manager, partner, co-worker, and friend. The seagull is the one who intently watches you put in all the work and labor towards progress, only to occasionally swoop-in and shit on everything. The seagull has no suggestions...

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Protocol

I think that many of us are governed by some degree of protocol. My wife, Amanda, works in a hospital. Every action is based on a precedence and implementation of a particular procedure which dictates what the next action should be. There are a lot of rules and...

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Walking Tall 25K/50K

There are a thousand reasons why Brian Williams and Sean Hilsdon didn't need to bother with putting on this race. Races are a lot of work with lots of complaints and lots of broken commitments and lots of phone calls and organization and supplies and rentals and...

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