I Hate Every Minute of Training

I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali

I saw this on Facebook this morning.

And I thought – Yes. This is me. The hating part. Not the “I’m going to be live a life as a champion” part. Continue reading

To Be Offended is a Choice

My wife, Amanda, was called in to work a half-day and so I was Mr. Dad this morning. As my friends and I joke, it was my turn to “babysit” my own kid. We’re starting him early, but Andrew (2) loves the library.

So as I take him in through the doors all of the librarians smile and greet him by name. He walks around like he owns the place. I felt like I was watching Norm from Cheers. Nobody knows me, but he’s a rock star there.

As we were checking out the books, the sweet grandmotherly librarian called my son by name and proceeded to praise his wonderful book choices. We smile. It was such a precious moment. Then she sweetly turned back to him and said, “did we bring grandpa with us today?”

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Take the “L” and Move On

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My older boys and I have a Sunday tradition in the fall.

After church we get changed into our “comfies” and plop down on the couch for some football. Then the boys dutifully wait. They are waiting for me to fall asleep. (I only do this if the Eagles aren’t on TV.)

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A Reflection on the Past 31 Days

writing every dayFor the month of August, I committed to blogging every day (every Mon ~ Friday). I did this for several reasons. First, to publicly document my thoughts and ramblings in a more coherent manner.

I try to write every day, but this forced me to publicly share my thoughts. I love writing. Even if it’s in short amounts (like 15 minutes), hence the name of this blog: write15minutes.com.

Second, in order to see if more consistent blogging leads to more consistent readership. I have heard time and time again, if you want more readers – then you have to blog more often. So I tried every day for August.

Here are a few thoughts I have as we all embark on the last third of 2015. *Can you believe we are 2/3 done with this year?*

Here’s what I’ve learned: Continue reading