Creating, Laughter, Fun & Life-Long Memories

In the sleepy little town of Manton, Michigan, Scott Chittle, watched his two elementary-aged girls settle in for the winter. In-person school was on-again, off-again. Even when it was full time, kids had to sit in assigned seats in class and at lunch, careful not to interact. The local elementary basketball season was cancelled. So, the daughters mainly sat and …

Let Them Play

Thirty-eight states are allowing high school athletes to compete in winter sports. To help increase those numbers, a movement has spread across those remaining 12 states. This movement is called, “Let Them Play.” Over the past 14 days, athletes protested outside their individual schools in California and Maryland and at state capitals in Michigan and Illinois. This is not a …

102 Year Old Julia Hawkins Breaks World Record

Julia “the Hurricane” Hawkins doesn’t feel her age. Sometimes she feels 60 or 70, sometimes as young as 16. She has been active her own whole life and she was not about to quit any time soon. So, at the age of 100, she entered a masters-level world championship meet and broke the world record for Centurions (those over 100). …

A Poor Exit that Stained a Legacy

This is not a political post – this is a cautionary tale that we can all learn from. On November 3, 2020, the largest number of Americans (155 million) voted in the presidential election. 81 million voted for Biden and 74 million voted for Trump. For days they were counting votes in contested states (Wisconsin, Nevada, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Georgia and …

An Important Debate is Coming on Transgender Athletes

Earlier this year, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) introduced legislation that would ban biological males from women’s sports. The bill is called the Protect Women’s Sports Act. She believes that Title IX, introduced in the 1970’s to create equal opportunities for women, is under attack by forcing females to compete against biological males that identify as females. This unfair competition limits …

Barstool Sports Donates $19 Million to Help Small Business

Dave Portnoy is a brash CEO of Barstool Sports. He is loud, sometimes obnoxious and often funny. He is political and he doesn’t care what you think of him, at all. He is the pizza review guy that you see on Youtube – “One bite, everybody knows the rules.” He is most famous for going on rants. Several weeks ago, …

The Longest Line of Kindness

At a Dairy Queen in Brainerd, Minnesota, a gentleman at the drive thru spontaneously paid the bill for the individuals in the car behind him. When that car drove up, the manager told the driver what had happened. The driver was in disbelief. This driver decided to pass on the good deed to the next car. The next driver was …

Giving at Thanksgiving

I don’t usually write personal stories for this blog, but I hope this is an appropriate Thanksgiving story. Due to the fear of spreading Covid-19, none of my relatives wanted to get together this year for Thanksgiving. They were following our governor’s mandates to not gather this year. My wife and I do not share these concerns. We understand that …

Honoring Veterans on Veterans Day

Everyone should know that Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor U.S. soldiers, sailors and airmen who have fought in foreign wars. It is always celebrated on November 11. This is because World War I (the war to end all wars) unofficially ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. In …