Lessons Learned: Camping in the Rain

The rain fly did it's job! Last year, Leavenworth, this year, Mazama. The meteorologists all said it would rain. No matter how many times I checked or how many times I chose not to believe them, there was no doubting away the rain. Last year we stuck it out through the thunderstorm the first night … Continue reading Lessons Learned: Camping in the Rain

Freshman With Attitude

Inches away from the girl’s face is where our freshman guard’s hand stayed while she was assigned to the task. We had asked her to deny the other team’s best player the ball and stick a hand in her face and oh how she listened. It was awesome to watch this freshman who a few … Continue reading Freshman With Attitude

Victory at Last!

Superbowl 54 was yesterday and for the first time in my lifetime the Kansas City Chiefs were one of the teams! I had been waiting about 30 years for this to happen which seems short to some fans who had been waiting 50 years since the Chiefs were last in and won Superbowl IV. That … Continue reading Victory at Last!

2020 Word of the Year: Attitude

This year my word of the year is Attitude! Attitude is one of those things that I feel like is often overlooked. Most days we are going through the motion of life letting the things around us dictate what our attitude will be. If we start off the day by putting our shirt on backwards, … Continue reading 2020 Word of the Year: Attitude

Rich Dad Poor Dad Reread

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki has become a classic in investing literature. It was a book that I had heard a lot about for years but didn’t end up reading it until just a few years ago. It now is usually the first book I recommend to someone that is looking to get … Continue reading Rich Dad Poor Dad Reread

Change

Change, that big scary word everyone is afraid of. Even people that say they love change, only mean they love change that they get to control. Change is the piece of life that strikes fear into those young and old. It doesn’t matter if it is going from preschool to kindergarten, switching careers, moving, or … Continue reading Change

Mowing Grass

A couple years back I had an interesting interaction that lasted for about a year. I got a phone call about someone interested in discussing the feasibility of building on a lot they owned. This is a very common call for me to get so I scheduled an appointment and out I went to look … Continue reading Mowing Grass

Grit

The book Grit, written by Angela Duckworth, had been high on my reading list for quite a while but it never seemed to make it to the top. When my daughter entered kindergarten last year her school motto was “Let’s Get Gritty” which I was excited about and now I knew I really needed to … Continue reading Grit

Lessons Learned: Tennis Tournament

Growing up my parents were constantly trying to find ways to keep me busy. I didn’t realize it at the time but I’m sure my energy level was nothing short of exhausting. In the summer’s they were always trying to find things to keep me busy. I went to day camps and summer school. I … Continue reading Lessons Learned: Tennis Tournament