Archives of #kindness

I think it is a weird treat. I just don’t get it. I mean–I like kettle corn and do enjoy some Raisinets from time to time… …but together? But that is what she asked for. It was January of 2011. My wife and I were still early in the dating phase having recently had the […]
I can’t believe it has been it’s been fifteen years. A lot has happened since then. Some good. Some bad. Some joy. Some sorrow. Still, my memory of that horrible day–when so many innocent people died and our world was forever changed–isn’t all bad. No, even with all of that darkness, there is a small piece […]
About three weeks ago, I was in the last few moments of a freshmen orientation when I took a step backwards. “POP!” I honestly thought that one of the senior leaders I had just excused from the bleachers to help distribute class schedules had thrown a baseball at my calf or swung a bat at […]
So my building was sold on Friday. My wife and I moved here in May of 2012 and have loved everything about it. But the building was sold to a new apartment management company, and so we have new people in the front office. Normally, this wouldn’t mean anything. I’ve lived in a few different apartment complexes […]
Last night I won a game of Monopoly. No. I dominated in a game of Monopoly. While on my speaking tour of Wisconsin, I enjoyed a nice dinner visit with a friend and her awesome kids. After dinner, I was challenged by the kids to take on the game. It was a quick one with […]
Just over a week ago, before my speaking engagement in New York, I had the chance to see a good friend of mine present the Advent Conspiracy to his church. Wait–did I just say “church” and Advent “Conspiracy?” Yes, I did. Keep on reading, even if you are one of my many non-Christian readers. And […]
My girlfriend often makes fun of me for being a travel snob. On a trip in April, she knew I tested her ability to pack an appropriately sized bag, swiftly go through security, and navigate any other aspect of flying. I’ll admit there is truth in this. In 2011, I’ll go on over 150 flights, […]
10 years ago today, our world changed. The day has affected so many aspects of my life. While I did not personally lose a friend in the attacks or in the wars that followed, I have many friends who experienced great personal loss from a friend or family member in the Towers, in the Pentagon, […]
I’m spending most of my nights in hotels again as my fall speaking season hits its stride. I’m back in a property I’ve praised in the past about its incredible service. Sadly, today things weren’t quite the same. No, this isn’t a rant blog–seriously, keep reading (I’ve purposefully left the hotel’s name out of it). […]
If you want to quickly become one of my good friends, invite me to go out for brunch. Seriously, I think it is one of the most overlooked meals, and yet it’s my favorite meal to share with friends. I’m not talking breakfast (don’t get me wrong—I like that meal as well), but it’s all […]
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