life lessons


Perseverance – “Don’t ever give up” part III

Tonight, millions of sports fans watched the ESPY Awards, which is ESPN’s annual awards show that stands for Excellence in Sports Yearly Award.  The show, which recognizes individual and team athletic achievement and other sports-related performance aired on ABC for the first time after airing on sister network ESPN for the […]


Stan would be proud.

The Chicago Blackhawk’s made history tonight by winning the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals.  They also created long lasting memories…at least for some. On the same day they did this, Chris Kuc of The Chicago Tribune shared a touching story about Stan Mikita, Chicago Blackhawk’s legend and NHL  Hall of Famer.  Although Stan has […]


John Wooden 101

I wish there would have been a class titled “John Wooden 101″ when I was in college…or preferably earlier. In fact, I think it should have been a pre-requisite to life. I was brainstorming (no, that’s not a mental health term) about my next blog post and recalled the many […]


Turn the Negative into Positive

Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues achieved a career in the NBA that spanned 14 seasons, during a time when the average career length for an NBA player was between 4 to 6 years.  While in high school, Muggsy played with the Dunbar Poets.  His team finished 29-0 and 31-0 during his junior and […]