From Tribe of Mentors written by Timothy Ferriss (Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, page 158-160). beginning at the bottom of page 158... I decided that I would write a personal response to 9/11 to be published on the the first anniversary (of 9/11). It was called The Dignity of Difference. It was a very strong book... Continue Reading →

What if it doesn’t work out?

  Gavin is sitting in class, watching a video about professional athletes who are broke today, and he's thinking "what about all of the athletes who are successful?"? Why are they focusing on failure? Why do they want me to accept working in an office? He's engaged. Good questions. Before diving too deeply into this,... Continue Reading →

Ryan and Katie

Doing Hard Things Together...  Katie At last check, about 1000 people have seen Ryan and I dump it in the Yellow Dog River.    I just rewatched it myself, if only to catch the laughter.  Coming from me.  Heading in to the Team HAMR, there was no way I could have anticipated what it would... Continue Reading →

Busy is a state of mind

This post is dedicated to Instagramer nickythefish395. Say No more. It gets sticky when other people press their urgent issues onto my plate. I need to remind myself to choose words carefully. I don't have time for that sounds like I'm too busy when, in-fact, it simply means it's not a priority at this moment.... Continue Reading →

Elements of Adventure

Endeavor: a catalyst. An intertwining of what you want to do and why culminating in action. A reminder we were not put here to punch a time-clock. Uncertainty: the gateway to adversity. Fear has always been the gatekeeper. Master of doubt. He whispers in your ear. You're not good enough, not strong enough, not on the same... Continue Reading →


Sledge HAMR was like nothing I’ve ever done before and it was amazing. With the unannounced 1-hour warning prior to the start time caused us to do as much of the prep work for the race before we went to bed as we could. Waking up to “Africa” by Toto blasting at 4:00 a.m. was... Continue Reading →


When I originally signed up for the SledgeHAMR race, I knew it was going to be hard, 187 miles hard. When the HAMR crew set the course with enhanced gravel, they weren't lying. We came across everything, and you better be prepared for a very long day in the saddle. The terrain was incredible. You... Continue Reading →

Do you widen home plate?

John Scolinos Disclaimer: I didn't write this. What you're about to read is a copy of something a friend shared with me. If you're a parent, grandparent, teacher, or coach you should take a minute and consider the message. In Nashville, Tennessee, during the first week of January, 1996, more than 4,000 baseball coaches descended... Continue Reading →


I received a hand written letter last fall. Who the hell writes hand written letters anymore? Matthew O'Meara, that's who. Matt is in his mid-30's, married with two kids and working for a small bank somewhere in Wisconsin. He's one of us. A regular guy, husband, dad, friend, community member... He didn't say this but... Continue Reading →

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