This weekend, my wife and I ran a 10-mile race as part of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Miler Series. This was our third of three races preparing us for the mini-marathon in May. Each year, I try to relate my race experience to our jobs as educators. The last two years, I have written … More Persistence
Carissa and I sat down this weekend to watch a movie after a long day of birthday celebrations for Aiden who is turning 10 this week. We settled on Apollo 13 and one of my favorite scenes is the one I provided above. In the scene above, there was an oxygen tank explosion aboard Apollo … More Square Peg, Round Hole
Did you know that at 211 degrees, water is hot? Just call me Captain Obvious! Even though water is hot at 211 degrees, it isn’t boiling. It takes one extra degree in order to make water boil. So what’s the big deal you ask? When water boils, it produces steam. With steam, you can power … More National 2.12. Day (AKA February 12)
Have you ever had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day? Well, I don’t know if I have had that bad of a day before, but everyone has days where things just don’t seem to go your way. It’s part of life. What do you do when you have a bad day? Whenever I … More The Choice is Yours!
If you are like more than 50% of Americans, you started the new year by making a list of resolutions, or things that you wanted to change or improve upon by the end of 2018. Did you know that less than 8% of the people who make resolutions actually achieve their goal? Why is that? … More One Word 2018
Fall in Indiana is beautiful. There isn’t much better than seeing the colors that abound during this time of the year. However, with the turning of the season comes shorter days and colder temperatures. Before you know it, we will be in the dog days of winter. I know for me, these next few months … More Smile
In my last Monday Memo, I shared with you Coach John R. Wooden’s definition of success, which is the peace of mind that comes from self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do your best. In his book, Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success, he describes in detail his 15 building blocks for success. Of those 15, he … More Cornerstones of Success