Category Archives: Life

The Grind

“It is often the small victories that define the big moments.” – Chris Burkmenn My 4 day oxycontin experiment was over. I was a week out of ACL surgery. My surgeon cleared me to drive. After a few attempts, I … Continue reading

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Body, Mind, & Believing

“Believing is half the cure.” – Toba Beta It was 3 days after ACL surgery. I’m on crutches, limping down my driveway. My neighbor yelled at me. “No way you’re still 100% Italian.  Zero chance that guy was a paisan.” … Continue reading

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Bright Lights, The Grateful Dead & A Leap of Faith

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Key All days are not created equal. I knew this day would be different the moment the surgeon autographed my knee with a sharpie. It was time … Continue reading

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Adversity, Knee Braces, & Attitude

“If the road is easy, you’re likely going the wrong way.” ― Terry Goodkind  ADVERSITY enters our lives when we least expect it. How we deal with our challenges defines who we are. While training in jiu jitsu, I heard a … Continue reading

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Class Trip

“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” – Tom Bodett  No force on earth is as loud as a bus … Continue reading

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Home Alone

“Lessons learned at home last the longest.”  – Thomas Monson  Life finds new ways to challenge us. Last week my wife had to travel for work.  She went on a 5 day business trip. That meant 3 kids and I … Continue reading

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One Night in Vegas

“I only ever play Vegas one night at a time…it may not be the end of the world, but you certainly can see it from there.” – Robin Williams Picture this… You are in the middle of the desert. Times … Continue reading

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