Young Entrepreneurs “Nailed It” with their Business

Six siblings from Washington D.C. started a company called Jr. Flips. They flip older houses and remodel them. This helps the community and it also puts money in their wallets. On their first two homes, they made more than $250,000. They have moved on to their third house now.  The youngest girl, Alianna, age 8, said, “We are not like …

Police & Truckers Come Together To Save a Life #Caring

Last week a man was spotted on a bridge overpass above busy Interstate 696, just outside of Detroit, Michigan. The man was having family problems and didn’t think his life was worth living anymore. The man’s plan was to jump off the overpass into oncoming traffic to commit suicide. Police were immediately called and they diverted all traffic, except 13 …

How to Live to be 100 #Relationships

In a recent Ted talk, research by Julianne Holt-Lunstad at Brigham Young University was highlighted. This research looks at the variables that have the greatest impact on longevity. In your mind, try to guess what variables had the strongest correlation with living longer. I guessed that too and I was wrong. The number 2 predictor is “close relationships”, that is …

“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 …