along the way

observations on the journey

The Crosses We Bear

“I had to bury my mother,” she said. The masks we wore did nothing to lessen the gravity of her words or impede the emotion carried with them. Her eyes exclaimed it. “She was my best friend. She had me when she was 17. I thought we’d grow old together.” All I could do was […]

Have We Stopped Thinking?

Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think. Thomas Edison i recently found myself standing in a long line at the airport, waiting to “drop” a checked bag. Frustrations with a completely inane process aside, the time in line […]

What’s Your Price?

A friend who consults in the health benefits world recently shared the story of a vendor who approached him seeking to buy his influence with a particular client. The vendor had a complete plan for how to accomplish this without anyone, including the client, finding out. My friend, relatively new to this side of the […]

Brought Together In Our Stories

No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time. Lewis Carrol, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland|Through the Looking-Glass Seven years. It was just over seven years ago that I started blogging. Every week, so many thoughts, ideas, observations. Sometimes they resonated, sometimes they didn’t. Sometimes someone would respond, sometimes they wouldn’t. After [...]

Our Hunger for Meaningful Dialogue

The path of least resistance is rarely the path of wisdom. Tim Cook Let’s take a few minutes and talk about meaningful dialogue. Our airwaves are full of the massive self-promotion, virtue signaling, and the weasel-speak of individuals and companies peddling their product, goodwill, and opinion. We’ve all got a platform. Alas, most of it […]

For Fulton

My Dearest Fulton, You came into this world the other day and we were filled with the joy and hope that is unique to the occasion of new life. Everything is literally waiting for you. For your mom and dad, the selfless love that only parents can feel, poured out and they started smiling from […]

Playing the Hero

The stands were full; row upon row of cheering fans. The close-cropped field, deep-green with fresh white lines, was bathed in a cascade of light cast from the spires hidden in the shadows of the stadium. The teams stood along the sidelines, opposing one another in bright uniforms now stained with grass and dirt, as […]

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Every Day is Game Day – Hardback


Remember waking up thinking of a competition, presentation, or performance ahead of you? The thrill. The butterflies. Every day presents an opportunity to try your best, to be your best. This book is a personal growth devotional that leads the reader through key opportunities to make every day a game day in his or her own life.



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