Never Quit

Image: Texas Map

What do you do when your plans suddenly change, when what you’ve worked and planned for suddenly seems unattainable? Yesterday was a day like that for me. For months, we’ve been preparing to sell our house and move back to the Lone Star State of Texas. We’ve invested a lot of time and energy into […]

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Image: Football on kicking tee

I’m not a big fan of professional sports. I watch them. But not consistently. Years ago I became disillusioned by what I perceived to be excessive compensation, egocentricity and poor morals. Seemed like a waste of time, talent and money so I checked out. But during the NFL playoffs, I occasionally watch a game or […]


People dressed like Superman

“There are no extraordinary men…just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.” – Admiral William Frederick (Bull) Halsey, Jr. Growing up I never cared much for heroes. Superman, Aquaman, Captain America. I liked the action and drama  but I couldn’t identify with the characters. Batman was cool, but mostly because he was […]

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People giving the thumbs up

Quitters never win, and winners never quit.  –  Vincent Thomas “Vince” Lombardi   I don’t know when I decided to stop quitting. I quit a lot of things early in my life and kept up the habit through much of college. I quit choir. I quit Spanish. I quit jobs. I quit relationships. I even […]

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Woman with winners ribbon

Ever try to do something good and it blew up in your face? This morning my wife woke me on her way out the door to the gym. She likes to get in a workout before heading to work. As I sleepily staggered into the kitchen, I noticed she had forgotten her cell phone on […]

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