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ZZAZaA (My Son’s First Blog)

Dear Friends, it’s with a very heavy heart that I share this with you tonight. I’m not doing very well at all. In fact, I’m really failing, here. Of the many things I deeply ponder, this battle is getting the best of me. I’ve been doing a lot of deep Read more…


Best. Advice. Ever. Part I

With whom are you surrounding yourself? Hopefully, you’re surrounding yourself with people who help you #becomebetter. A huge part of growing in your personal and professional walk is being open to listening to and hearing advice from others. Depending on how you receive that feedback and differentiate it to meet Read more…


Flies and Honey, Beets and Beans

You catch more flies with honey. Truer words were never spoken. I’m recalling two childhood experiences that have helped me realize this more than ever. I believe that they can apply to everyone’s daily conversations, and go a long way to sustain relationships. Now that I’m a parent, I proudly Read more…


Myalstones: Multiplying Leaders

Moments like these are so beautiful. Watching our son Myals grow over the last six months has been like watching a miracle. I could have never realized this unless I lived it myself. I could watch him forever. In this moment, Myals has one goal: Get the ball! With gazelle-like Read more…


Some Assembly Required

Look what came in the mail today! Now, how do you put it together? Be honest. When was the last time you actually read the neatly-folded, paper instructions to assemble something? In Google IT, I couldn’t recall the last time I had held a paper map. But I do remember Read more…


De-Sense-ITized

How can we expect kids to pay attention when their environment is striking them with lightning bolts faster and hotter than we’ve ever known? It’s a lot. It’s too much. Our world experiences can no longer be posted with #nofilter. Not when you’re a parent–especially a parent of a young Read more…


Love for Myals

As a first-time parent, this Easter season especially pulled on my heartstrings. Many religions believe in a sovereign Deity; a book; and an after life. According to the Pew Research Center, there were 2.3 billion Christians living in the world in 2015. It’s especially during this spring season of Easter where Christians Read more…


#OneWord2018: Segments

Hold on. This isn’t the flowery journey-versus-destination post you’re thinking. In fact, I’m rethinking my daily thought patterns, processes, and habits. I’m systematically restructuring my time, energy, and mental rhythms (if that’s possible). I LOVE what I do! I love people and their lifelong learning stories. I have a whole Read more…


Just Wait…

Think THIS is special? Think THAT experience was mind-blowing? OH—Just Wait… Well into our mid-thirties, my wife and I just had our first baby. Like most first-time parents, we’re not only overjoyed, we’re right certain that our newborn baby is… well…  perfect. As a veteran classroom teacher, I’ve been working Read more…


Can I Give 150%?

Blogger’s Note: This is a follow-up to my recent post: Can I Give 200%?. I realize I can’t give 200%. I’m so grateful for all of your comments, guidance, and advice upon my reaching out. I’m blessed with an amazing network of friends. This life experience has changed me. I’m Read more…


Living Life Without Finish Lines

I’m ashamed to admit that I just did it. Again. I can’t believe it. After all the self-discipline. After all the personal research invested to rewire my brain. After all my prior life experiences. It’s still happening. The journey from conception to birth is filled with planning of all kinds–as Read more…


You Have to LIVE IT!

I thought I knew. But really? I had NO idea. As my wife and I were expecting our first child, we did everything we could think of to prepare our son for a wonderful welcome to the world. We read books. We prayed. We were constantly monitoring our environment and Read more…