Archives of #perseverance

So the Olympics are on. Each night we can tune in to tape-delayed broadcasts highlighting the successes of each athlete. The other day a friend of mine asked me what my favorite event is for the summer games. I told him I actually like the “failures.” I knew it was a weird statement, but for […]
I’ve decided I’m going to be a San Diego Padres fan. I now live a few blocks away from Petco Park, and it just seems like a fun thing to do. I’ve shared this with several friends and they’ve informed me that I’m pretty crazy. Why? Well, to put it bluntly. The Padres are far […]
I just arrived in San Jose. I’m excited. The next few days are all about celebrations… …for my mom (she just finished her Masters in Education and administration credential) …for my sister (she just finished her Masters in Social Work) …for my brother-in-law (he just finished medical school and is about to begin his residency). […]
Since my speaking schedule has slowed down for the holidays, I’m spending most of December in California visiting family, friends, and my girlfriend (who relocated to San Diego in June). I recognized that while I did better this year, my fall fitness was once again lacking–it remains tough to do with the hotel gym schedule […]
The latest Marcel the Shell with Shoes On video was just released on YouTube. The first video received a great deal of acclaim and was even a selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. I loved the¬†first video, watching it more times than I could count. The second is also wonderful, but it’s the last […]
“To infinity… and beyond!”- Buzz Lightyear It seems to me to be the perfect quote to describe Steve Jobs. Without him, there would be no Buzz Lightyear. Without him, I wouldn’t be typing this blog up as easily on my MacBook Pro with iTunes playing in the background. You may call it sentimental, but there […]
My mom sent me a quick email yesterday. She was talking with one of her elementary school students who was really upset that she had lost the student council election. My mom briefly told the girl about me and asked if I might be able to pop by campus next time I’m in town. You […]
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, […]
So I’m doing some laundry today. I’ve been in San Diego for a week now, and while it is DEFINITELY cooler than Phoenix, I’ve still been outside and sweating in summer heat. My clothes smell, one shirt needs some extra attention due to a dropped chow mein noodle from the other night, and quite simply, […]
Last Thursday I sat down at my local AMC and watched Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helen Bonham Carter in The King’s Speech. If you haven’t at least seen the trailer for this film, based on the true story of King George VI and his “quest to find his voice,” take a moment to watch […]
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