Washington Times Articles

17Nov 2015
Because of Winn-Dixie (pun intended)

There’s a children’s novel and movie that tells the story of a girl and her journey with a dog she adopts and names Winn-Dixie, like the grocery chain. The central message of the story is that while there were challenges in her life, when “good” things happened, they happened because of Winn-Dixie. But is that […]

03Nov 2015
Karma: Know what matters

I recently traveled back to my hometown of Mobile, Alabama, to accept the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award at my high school and as I traveled to Mobile from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, (where I sit on the other side of the desk as a coach and teacher), I asked why me? Why, out of the hundreds (if […]

18Oct 2015

It’s a special time of the year. It’s football season and the cooler weather is here. Just last week we saw many games with many upsets. We saw coaches stand in front of a microphone at the end of the game answering questions about their performance – whether bad or good. One of the best […]

28Aug 2015

Rarely do we have large blocks of time to reflect on or process information. Recently, my son Jack got an 8-hour block to do just that after he was given an in-school suspension at his middle school. What for you ask? For taking Advil. Yes, apparently we have decided that the mere act of taking […]

20Aug 2015

Become an active participant in your own rescue My son, Jack, and I were recently discussing going whitewater rafting. He had seen a family going down some rapids on TV and jumped up with excitement yelling, “Man, that looks awesome.” And then he got quiet and followed up with, “But, is it dangerous?” Much like […]