March 2013

Balls of STEEL!

I have a bit of a problem with heights. To be more precise, I have a fear of not being in control of the height. I have no problem with flying for instance because while I’m in the plane I feel safe that I won’t “Fall” out. But if you put me near an edge […]

March 29, 2013   Inspire, Stories

The “Sleepover” Story

Ok, so my daughter had a sleepover last night at our neighbors house. It wasn’t her first sleepover, it was technically her third. The first time counts but not as much because it was at her Aunt Karen’s house. You know, familiar person and surroundings, etc. Although it was a very big step for both […]

March 24, 2013   Stories

Are we getting sicker or is it just a coincidence?

Is it me, or does it seem like sickness is worse this year than ever? Every time you turn around there is someone either sick or getting sick. I know that this year the flu was a bit worse than other years but even common colds, sinus infections, ear infections, etc. have taken its toll […]

March 18, 2013   General, Stories

Are you ready for your Fantasy Baseball draft?

  If you play fantasy baseball, you know the feeling. It’s draft day, and you’re giddy. Yes, its spring, so you’re automatically happier. There is something special about this day. Today you could be just like the KC Royals (the owner that makes all the wrong decisions) or have as much chance as the NY Yankees […]

March 12, 2013   Sports

Educating our children…don’t take away their creativity!

I saw this guy live a few years ago at an IT conference and his talk still resonates in my mind. I’ve since watched it several times and have also seen his most recent talk on Ted as well. Equally impressive. His first talk on Ted is most watched TED talk worldwide. His philosophy and […]

March 7, 2013   Inspire

Millionaires, Billionaires…Trillions?

Last night I heard this news: Joe Flacco (QB Baltimore Ravens) signed his new contract Monday worth $120.6 million over six years. He will receive a $29 million signing bonus, $52 million in guaranteed money and $51 million over the first two years of the deal. It got me thinking about how many millionaires there are and […]

March 5, 2013   General, Sports

Would you want to live to be 114 years old?

Misao Ookawa was born in 1898! She was recognized as the oldest woman alive! Can you even imagine that? – See Reuters article I’d say it’s pretty hard to imagine, so I dug a bit to see what I could put together and give this some perspective. First, here’s a list of inventions that occurred during […]

March 4, 2013   Stories

Turning 40

This week I had a few friends turn 40 so I figured I’d share some of my thoughts about my experience with turning 40 and what I’ve learned throughout my 40’s now that I am also nearing my next milestone birthday. I wholeheartedly believe that life truly begins at 40. I am living proof. My girlfriend […]

March 1, 2013   Friends