Coffee is for closers

Closing in almost any retail application means mopping, cleaning, vacuuming, tying up the day’s business with a nice little bow and getting the place ready for tomorrow. In Alec Baldwin’s famous line from “Glengarry Glen Ross” he’s talking about sealing the sales deal, getting the contract signed, the handshake, finishing well. In this case I’m […]

Better with every at bat

My bride will blushingly tell how terrible she was at baseball/softball as a rec league player for two years, claiming the only time she got on base was after she was struck by a pitch…that she stepped out in front of after closing her eyes in fear. She refused to swing. Everyday you are presented […]

Asking for a deal on a tattoo

There are certain things you don’t want to get ask for a deal on; Tattoos, piercings, heart surgery, to name a few. There are other things where asking for a deal is permissible but not always ideal; Brake jobs on your car, will and trust attorneys, and your roofer. And then of course the things […]

I know what I am doing!

“I KNOW WHAT I’M DOING” Hollered Captain Marko, with a few more colorful words in the phrase. We had been splashing about the Florida in-shore coastline for the better part of an hour on a charter fishing trip after having left more than two hours prior, and suddenly the fish were biting. Captain Marko had […]

Did you notice?

Noticing what you are noticing.

Thirty-eight years, this guy was crippled and sitting by a pool for waiting for it to be stirred so he could be first in the water and be healed.  Jesus comes up to him and says “Get up, pick up your mat and walk!” and the crippled man was healed.  He’s up and walking and […]

The Immeasurable Difference

Calculating the incalculable

On Friday we made a huge impact in the world!  I shared a post asking for folks to sign up to register to the national bone marrow/stem cell donor registry.  As of writing this there were 258 social media shares and I tried to place some click-counters in place to track how many people visited […]

If you are under 50 & healthy, doing this one thing WILL change your life forever!

Today is my 33rd birthday.  I’m turning the same age as my older sister, Shannon, when she passed away from Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).  She was diagnosed over two years ago and after an intense 13-month fight with AML she passed away in March, 2017.  So, in celebrating the beginning of my 33rd year and […]

Experiences Vs. Arguments

“A person with an experience is never at the mercy of a person with an argument.” Leonard Ravenhill Last night we watched a lot of brands argue for themselves in front of us. Whether they made a politically-motivated message, or a comical one, or an emotional argument, they stated their case as to why we […]

one talented man

Its on of my favorite parables, found in Matthew 25, the parable of talents.  Bible-story-short; Master goes on a hiatus for a while and gives three servants three different amounts of talents (to quote Michael Scott “A fancy word for money”) 10, 5 and 1 talent.  When the master returns he summons these servants to […]

Not my job

The pup and I regularly walk to a local coffee shop in the morning, I happen to know the owner pretty well ;-), and as we’ve been accumulating miles (155.12 as of Saturday night to be exact) we’ve been watching the snow plow piles continue to melt.  Now resting on the ground is a bright […]