Three, two, one — Swish!

I love college basketball because anything can happen. College basketball is big money now, for a variety of reasons, but I still love the unpredictability of the game.  I love it especially this time of year as March Madness prepares to get underway. Oh yes, the NCAA Division I men’s and women's basketball tournaments get... Continue Reading →

Building a home

When my wife and I were just starting out, we scrimped and saved for our "house fund." When we got the news that my wife was pregnant, we had been trying for a year, we knew that we needed to speed up our efforts and find something more permanent. We searched and soon put the... Continue Reading →

Down on the farm

When I was a young kid, my mother would occasionally pack up my brothers and I into the family car and cart us off for the hour to two hour drive to visit my grandparents or one of our aunts or uncles, who were Amish. My mother grew up Amish in rural Central Pennsylvania (think... Continue Reading →

All that glitters is not gold

I met the two guys in a dorm icebreaker the previous week. The RA (resident assistant) had pulled all the guys living on the floor together and asked us to tell an embarrassing thing about ourselves. Of course, everyone hemmed and hawed. No one admitted to anything all that embarrassing, but later my two new... Continue Reading →

Picturing what’s important

I was having a tough day. I had gotten only a few hours of sleep, I had received some feedback that I didn’t agree with, my hands were shaking for some strange reason, and I had forgotten my phone in my car. To top it all off, my day was starting to spiral out of... Continue Reading →

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