June 13, 2018

After procrastinating for so long I finally decided to get my carpet cleaned professionally. Initially, I wanted to go with the name brand cleaners, but I found a coupon to the “other guys” so I figured I would take advantage of the opportunity. Well, the cleaner comes in, uses a bunch of carpet jargon, and gives me a cleaning demonstration. He takes an area that didn’t look so bad, just to show me how dirty my carpet was at t...

May 29, 2018

Sometimes, when I come home from the day I still have a few tasks to complete. If I’m lucky I can work out an arrangement where my wife allows me time to finish my work. Although she has given me the green light, my boys are not so easily persuaded. Even when I am able to sneak into the house undetected, it’s only a matter of time before I’m exposed, bombarded, and interrogated! They haven’t had the chance to tell me about the...

May 22, 2018

It was just meant to be your average preseason exhibition game. Please the crowd, run some plays, and shake the rust off. Unfortunately, what the Dallas Cowboy fans experienced instead was heartbreak. Preparing for a season filled with championship expectations, they lose their star player. Not even more than two minutes into the game, Tony Romo injures his back on a play that would ultimately lead to his retirement. The next...

May 15, 2018

Growing up my sister probably had close to every Disney movie that came out in the 90s. She really had an impressive collection. There was Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story, and Pocahontas to name a few few. I even had a couple favorites of my own like Aladdin and The Lion King. But one of the most intriguing movies of all came out before most of us were born. “Mirror, mirror on the wall”, a popular phrase from the movie Snow Wh...

May 8, 2018

The 2017 solar eclipse was labeled “The Great American Eclipse”. Its sight of visibility passed from the Pacific to the Atlantic coasts. People all over Tennessee gathered outside to make sure they did not miss this once in a lifetime event. Children were off from school, factories shut down their plants, and parks were filled with lawn chairs waiting for 2 minutes and 40 seconds of pleasure. It was mid-day, but as the moon sl...

May 1, 2018

It was fun while it lasted. I bought new workout gear, ordered my protein shakes, and even witnessed some of the gains I desired. However, I was too inconsistent in the gym to be effective. As you can assume, slowly but surely, I slacked off. Even worst, at the beginning of the year when people’s dedication to fitness is statistically through the roof, I was the oddball and canceled my gym membership. Why waste hard earned mon...

April 24, 2018

I recently had an event to attend so I decided to bring my wife along and mix business with a little pleasure. When we arrived at our destination, we headed to the hotel to drop off our things. As our normal custom, I drop her off at the front, park the car and grab the bags while she gets us checked in. Teamwork makes the dream work! However, once I got to the lobby, she informs me that she is not allowed to check us in becau...

April 17, 2018

I was reading the news when I saw coverage of a violent hostage situation in France. Many civilians were being held outside of their will to an armed gunman. Ultimately, a French police officer responded by offering his life up in exchange for the life of a hostage. Although real-life heroes are hard to come by, they are not too hard to recognize. They are not defined by what they look like but rather by what they do. Heroes p...

April 10, 2018

Pablo Picasso, Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, Michael Phelps, Peyton Manning, and Michael Jackson (Bonus: Denzel Washington) all have something in common. We associate them with greatness. These individuals worked harder than the rest in their field and have the accolades as proof. Each committed hours of dedication to their passion. Their greatness did not come by chance. Work ethic, determination, and perseverance made their...

April 3, 2018

When I was in the third grade, most of the boys and I typically spent our recess time either playing catch, shooting basketball, or racing each other. Although this was the norm, one day a few soccer kids convinced us to play their sport instead. Before we got started, they emphasized the most notable rule of the game: don’t touch the ball with your hands. The game went well for only the first 5 minutes. Once we realized there...

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