Land of the free

The internet is blowing up with Colin Kaepernick’s recent decision to remain seated during the playing of the national anthem. What a jerk, people say. If he doesn’t like it here, he should leave, they say. Well, my friends, that same flag you’re protecting—and the Constitution it represents—gives him the right to show his displeasure.... Continue Reading →

Balancing act

Some time ago, a colleague introduced me to a quote that goes something like this: Balance, dare I say it, is vastly overrated. In the end, you might want to consider the benefits of imbalance, and the achievements that come with pursuing a passion with a single-minded devotion. --Colin Cowherd I chewed on it at... Continue Reading →

Crying won’t help

A couple of weeks ago, the Miami Dolphins lost to the New England Patriots in an AFC match-up. (Sorry folks, but here comes another football metaphor.) There wasn't a lot about the game that came as a surprise--the Pats were expected to win, after all. To the Fins' credit, the score--23-16--ended up fairly respectable. Unfortunately,... Continue Reading →

Winning

My football team pulled off another unlikely victory this weekend. As I reveled in the afterglow, I cruised around the team's website to prolong it as much as I could. Lately they've been posting short video clips of post-game locker room celebrations, and I found myself grinning broadly as I watched grown men--BIG grown men--jumping... Continue Reading →

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