Giving back

Remember that big trophy case in your high school? You know the one; it houses all the awards from sports and band and club competitions. It's filled with statuettes and plaques and medals and team photos, and you always stop to look at it when you go back for a visit. Heck, my daughter's school... Continue Reading →


High school wrestling season is almost over in Indiana. We're in the regional week of the state tournament, and that means that anyone who didn't advance past sectionals is done. Boys not moving on don't have a lot of motivation to continue practicing with the team. An injury, rehab, and some extenuating circumstances have kept my... Continue Reading →

Varsity blues

Before I start with the "real" content of this post, I want to say that I am unbelievably proud of my son, who earned his varsity letter for wrestling this year--as a freshman. He worked really, really hard and took at least his fair share of bumps and bruises--to his body and his ego. Now,... 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 →

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