Today was one of those rare weekend days. One of those rare weekend days in that I had lots of time to do whatever I wanted. Given my two weeks of meritorious service, my darling wife told me to go enjoy the day on my own terms. I got to sleep in a bit and… Continue reading Parents: Don’t Feel Guilty About Enjoying Your “You” Time.
Last weekend I played golf with a buddy and two of his friends I hadn’t met before. It was a beautiful day and we had a good time. The round is almost done, and we are playing our approach into the 17th hole green. This one guy hits his shot and it bounces off the… Continue reading Another Lesson on Life and Losing From the Golf Course
If we are lucky, we’ll one day look back upon our lives and think about the good times. Memories, pictures, and visions will come to mind. We’ll likely smile softly and then we’ll feel sad to some degree, knowing these days are now gone. I got up early with my little kids today. They both… Continue reading I Think These Are My Good Old Days
I hadn’t gotten new golf clubs since I was 20 years old. During the time of Covid, I began golfing again. Walking the course instead of talking a cart helped me lose over 50 pounds last year but that’s another story. As I got back into the game, I began to realize my clubs, while… Continue reading What Getting New Golf Clubs Taught Me About an Old Cliché
You know those ideal day exercises that are so popular? I feel like I got kind of close today. First, I picked up my little dudes from camp and school. The littlest one is sick again, so he’s not having a great time. He’s still a sweet little baby though and I didn’t mind picking… Continue reading Closer to the Ideal Day
I golfed this afternoon with an old friend. When my wife and I moved to Ohio from Washington, DC the transition was a legit struggle for me. I was overconfident, full of bravado and temerity, while short on discipline and humility. I can tell you with some assurance this is not the best recipe for… Continue reading A Lesson From the Golf Course
My father had many qualities, but patience was not chief among them. I made money as a kid by scouring the woods on the golf course where we lived, finding golf balls, cleaning them up, and then selling them on the weekends. To find them, I went rooting through the hot woods for those balls,… Continue reading Dad, Snakes and Baseball Cards
For years I found every reason to not get started. I fought the intro. Don’t wait to get started on things. Start today. Don’t fight the intro. 350 days ago, I was blessed to finally be disgusted with myself enough to change, precisely as the world was coming apart at the seams. I was overweight,… Continue reading Don’t Fight the Intro