1098 is a Big Number!

I’ve been quiet on the social media front for a while now, I guess because I’ve been busily, greedily, living life, and unwilling to pause. But, I’m about to embark on an adventure – as in Tuesday, October 16th at 8 a.m. eastern time – which is so much larger than I, and yet, is also quite personal; so I’ve decided to write about it as regularly as possible over the course of the next two weeks. […]

October 17th, 2017|Determination, Non-Profit, Pat Summitt|

Finding the Way Back to Go Forward Again

The first time I met the person who taught me about chasing dreams beyond the sports world, I realized she wasn’t normal. Nearly thirty years ago, so forgive me if I don’t recall the exact details, but I will never forget how this woman just didn’t take no for an answer. She headed a tiny non-profit that paired low-income youth at risk of not graduating from high school with adult mentors with the goal of shifting the students onto a track that would give them a better future than their predictable one. She never let her students’ present obstacles obscure their future possibilities. Never. She talked a good game of transformation, but she also walked her talk. She found solutions. A bushwhacker, that’s what she was, clearing paths for students to find the way from a messy present to a more hopeful future, largely under their own steam. […]

November 14th, 2014|Essays, Friendship, Non-Profit|
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