Let’s make a deal!

OK here’s the deal.  You can keep what’s in this box in front of you, or trade it all for what’s behind door #3 where Carol Merrill is standing.  Take a few seconds to think about it (studio audience screaming in background.) Sounds like they’re split on what to do. We need your answer now!…

A new catchphrase

The new “Catch” was a moment that brought San Francisco 49er tight end Vernon Davis to celebratory tears. With the New Orleans Saints up 32-29 and time running out, Davis cut across the middle of the field, caught the laser pass from Alex Smith and fell into the end zone to give the 49ers a…

What goes around

Hey fans, it’s that time of year when we talk about a nation-wide sport that favors the strong and strikes fear into the hearts of the weak.  No, not the NFL playoffs… I’m talking about tetherball, the classic contest of physical agility and hand-eye coordination.  I just watched the scene at the end of Napoleon…

Make your impression

Here I am in the so-called Act II of my life, waking up after intermission to an important realization: I am losing my fear of failing. I still fail a lot, but I’m somehow not letting it stop me from taking on more new things. It’s like I’m intentionally raising the risk that others may…

Why bother?

Three years ago I decided to start each new year with goals that challenged me in my career, fitness and spiritual growth.  While I’ve been proud to share the successes, I have NOT reached every goal.  I have fallen short, taken long detours and even reversed direction.  So why continue to write down goals if…

A new low

“A new low” is a negative term for describing behavior, but in golf it is the ultimate goal. Theoretically, the perfect score is 18 (which has certainly only been achieved in miniature golf.) Somewhere along the way the concept of “par” was invented to give average golfers something to feel good about, and terrible golfers…