This…This is Water

Those who have spent any time with me know know that I draw a great deal from the life and the writing of David Foster Wallace. Without him ever knowing me, our lives became intertwined the day he committed suicide. The particulars of those events are relevant for this little story. What is important is […]

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“The Irrelevant Giant”

Every year, the NFL celebrates the last player taken in the draft. For most, that celebration is the last time they will be in the limelight. Not so for this player. Take 10 minutes to watch this video, and be reminded of what makes a life count. Read the full story at Grantland.

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Revelation Trail

A few years ago, a former colleague of mine started working on a little movie project. Before long, he had a big movie project. And now, well, he has this: Revelation Trail: You can check out the film’s YouTube site or it Facebook page.

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Research shows that it costs about five times more to attract new customers than to retain existing business, and that they leave a company between two and five times more often than they enter. Most people would be better off sticking with their existing supplier. But the same cannot be said for your suppliers. If […]

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On the Path…

1. I can’t sleep with the air conditioning on anymore. I could when I was in the Austin. The searing, 105 degree temperatures, the running, the house fixing, and the yard work made it impossible to live without air conditioning. I am back in Indiana now where the heat, while intense, pales after The Summer […]

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I Play Real Sports…

Sports To A Child’s Mind And Heart All Part Of The Game Ten-year-old Jake Herrera and his Los Angeles team run around the diamond as a warmup for baseball practice.Benjamin B. Morris for NPR Amy Roegler and her husband, Octavio Herrera, live with their young kids, Jake and Alyssa, in Los Angeles. When it comes […]

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