“Today’s Not My Day”

The Boston Marathon took place on Monday. Of the 119 years of this great race, 2018 was one of the coldest on record. The temperature was in the mid-30’s, a steady head-wind of 20 mph, pouring rain and a windchill factor of 20 degrees. This is not the type of weather you want to be outside in, let alone run …

Turning Tragedy into Change

Two months ago, a former student broke into Stoneman Douglas High School with his high-powered gun and killed 17 individuals. In my lifetime, I have witnessed many similar school shootings. Up until this latest shooting, I have never seen children organize to effect change. I have seen many adult groups do so, but not the survivors of such shootings. The survivors …

So Sad…So True

Joe’s Perspective: I really have no words. Your Turn: What are your thoughts and/or feelings on this depiction of our society?

You Win with Class and You Lose with Class

In the history of the NCAA Tournament, no #1 seed had every lost their opening game to the #16 seed. So, Virginia, the overall #1 seed in the tournament had reason to feel confident going into their opening match against UMBC. However, UMBC beat them and beat them convincingly. It was a 20-point beat down. It was truly March Madness …

6 Rules To Success #Perseverance

Arnold Schwarzenegger knows a thing or two about success. He was a world champion body-builder, an A-list movie star and the governor of California. He had a knack for succeeding where others wouldn’t think to even try. I think it is important to listen to people who have had success to learn what it takes to become successful.  So, here …

What 1 Student is Doing to Prevent School Shootings

Last year, Justin Rivard, went through an “active school-shooting” at Somerset High School in Wisconsin. Then, a junior, Justin helped his teacher barricade his classroom door with a table. He was astute enough to notice that the table would have been worthless, if it had been a real scenario.  He further realized that most classroom across the country were relying …

Shaquem Griffin Stuns All

Shaquem Griffin is a senior at the University of Central Florida. He played on the football team that went 13-0, including a 34-27 Peach Bowl victory over the Auburn Tigers. Griffin was an outstanding linebacker on the team. In his four years at UCF, he had 17 sacks, 30 tackles for a loss, 163 total tackles, 13 passes defended, four …

“That’s Not My Record to Have”

Jordan Bohannon, is a shooting guard at the University of Iowa. He is a good one too. He shoots with incredible accuracy. This weekend he stood at the free throw line with 34 straight makes to his credit. He pointed to the sky and shot the ball. Jordan missed… intentionally. Why? Twenty five years ago, Chris Street was a pretty …

Coach Aaron Feis, Hero

On Valentine’s Day, a 19-year-old kid snuck into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with his high-powered gun and open-fired. He killed 17 individuals. Fourteen of the 17 individuals were students at the high school, ranging from 14-18 years of age. Aaron Feis was one of the three adults killed. He was a security guard at the school and an assistant football …

Spreading Happiness…One Sock at a Time

John Cronin was born with Down’s Syndrome, but as he says, “Down’s Syndrome never holds me back.” He always wanted to form a business. After a couple of failed ideas, he and his father formed, “John’s Crazy Socks.” They sell 1,500 different types of socks.  In their first year, they grossed 1.4 million dollars. If you order a pair of …