I saw a commercial for Disney World the other day, and it brought to mind memories of a family trip we took there many years ago. I’ve always loved Disney World. Growing up, I lived close enough that our family went several times. As an adult, I was just as excited to take my own … Continue reading Of Forests and Trees
Tuesday morning I found myself at a red light, positioned behind an ambulance. The window of the rear door was tinted; but sunlight streaming through a side window lit up the interior, rendering the tint ineffective. For the duration of the traffic signal’s cycle, I had a front-row seat to the drama unfolding inside. A … Continue reading Tinted Windows
On this day in 1513, Juan Ponce de Leon, an explorer from Spain, “discovered” Florida. The peninsula that makes up our southeastern-most state had been sighted before, but Ponce de Leon was the first to make landfall, arriving near the present-day city of St. Augustine. He named the new land “La Florida” since his arrival … Continue reading The Fountain of Youth
I am dependable. I can be counted on to do what I say I will do when I say I will do it. I don’t make promises I can’t or don’t intend to keep. I am positive. I look for opportunities, not problems. I think in terms of what we can do vs. what can’t … Continue reading I Am a Top Performer!
On a busy street corner in Mumbai, India, Sayed Mehboob sits on a small wooden stool. He leans in close to his first customer of the day and inserts a metal pick into the man’s aural canal. Sayed is a professional kaan saaf wallah. He’s an ear-cleaner. A little over 2,000 miles away in Chengdu, … Continue reading Huh?
Kevan Chandler lives with spinal muscular atrophy. It’s a genetic disease that attacks the motor nerve cells, slowly robbing you of the ability to move. Your strength begins to fade as muscles waste away. SMA is the number one genetic cause of death for infants, claiming most lives by the age of 18 months. Making … Continue reading He Ain’t Heavy
Back in October, Nickolas Green began uploading videos to YouTube. The 15-year-old outdoor enthusiast filmed himself hunting, trapping, and practicing all manner of outdoor skills. By January 1st, his channel had reached a grand total of 70 subscribers. To celebrate, and as a show of gratitude, Nickolas made a new video. He spent the night … Continue reading The Secrets to Success