Beth Malone presented How My Dad’s Dementia Changed My Idea of Death (and Life) as a TED Talk.
This week there was a shooting in Las Vegas that left more than 50 dead and 500 injured. It’s being called the deadliest shooting in modern US history. One moment people were enjoying a country concert and the next being rapid fire shot at from a hotel window. A couple of coaches I know were… Continue reading Viva Las Vegas
A recent week reminded me of the full circle of my life. It included work and play, meals alone, meals with friends, drinks alone, and drinks with friends. It included a gay wedding and a straight wedding. It had travel, cheer stuff, and website stuff. It also involved a pregnant lady, a child’s death and… Continue reading A Full Circle
Pat Summitt died earlier this week. She was one of the greatest coaches in the history of college basketball, and maybe sports in general, but when you hear people talk about her they rarely bring up the coaching aspects. They tend to bring up the personal side, the barriers she broke through, and the doors… Continue reading RIP Pat Summitt
As with most new things, the potential for something to go terribly wrong exists. This time with Facebook’s live streaming. Earlier this month a man was shot and killed while streaming. It’s wasn’t the first time a death was broadcasted, with the Virginia newscasters being the first to come to mind, but it was the… Continue reading Live Streaming
This weekend I went to a funeral. It’s the first I’ve been to in a while and I hope the last for even longer. The guy that passed was under 50. I worked with his wife at the gym, which is how I met and got to know him. Their daughter cheered for us and… Continue reading Burying a Child
Life is full of decisions, some major, many minor, most irrelevant. Some of the major, life changing decisions are obviously that when you make them, but I wonder how many decisions we thought were minor or irrelevant at the time we made them, proved to actually be life changing. I think back to a couple… Continue reading Life
It’s nice to see the NCAA allow this. College Moves Up Season So Dying Basketball Player Can Play First Game, about a young lady diagnosed with a brain tumor. A terminally ill basketball player in Ohio will get a chance to make her dreams come true with her first college game.
Nelson Mandela passed yesterday. This morning USA Today published 15 of Nelson Mandela’s Best Quotes. I’m not sure I can pick a favorite, but the one that struck me the most while reading them is: A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world… Continue reading Madiba
Last week at about this time I was leaving UCA All*Star Nationals. This trip to UCA was a little different because instead of being on the judges stand I was in warm ups looking for rules violations. Our goal was to catch violations in warm ups so we could inform the coaches and let them… Continue reading Enjoy the Time You Have With Each Other
Is this the worst or best way to go? Death by Chocolate
This is the most disturbing story I have seen in a while. CNN
A CNN.com article with the headline “Med student held without bail in possible Craigslist killing” was sent to me this morning. I get annoyed with headlines like this implying Craigslist or any of numerous other tools (Facebook, MySpace, AIM) are responsible for someone’s death. The victim in this case was killed by a sick person… Continue reading Leave Craigslist Alone