Favorites

Two weeks ago I did a re-post of an old blog post from 2017. This week I am doing another re-post. This one is from a post from 2015, but it is still as important today as ever. I will be doing these re-posts from time-to-time, since most of you were not with me on...

Another One Bites the Dust

Well, it’s happened again. And chances are it’s happening somewhere close to wherever you live, too. Another coach in small-town America was not re-hired by the school district’s school board. At this point, I could go all sorts of ways with this...

Failure IS an Option

 This is a re-print of a blog post I wrote back in 2017. I decided to start going back into the archives and find some posts that were popular (or that I just liked a lot) and bring those to you, since most of you were not with me on this journey back then. I hope you...

Sustain the Great

This post is going to combine my multiple worlds, so whatever world you happen to be coming here from, stay with me. I teach English to 8th graders. While working our way through the writing process, I asked them, “What is the most important sentence in a...

Earning Our Awards

Last week while talking with a friend, the topic of rewarding people for their work and their accomplishments came up. This led to that hot topic in sports and the rest of the world lately — participation trophies and awards. Many of you fall squarely in the camp of...

Giving Your Best

If you want the best the world has to offer, offer the world your best. Oprah Winfrey Last week I listened to Oprah Winfrey’s book, What I Know for Sure. It was filled with all kinds of great ideas, advice, and stories. The title for the book, and subsequently,...