Are You Loyal?

Do you remember the last time you betrayed someone or let someone down by not meeting your commitments? Was it missing or cancelling a lunch date? Was it telling a little white lie? Was it omitting part of the truth? Was it choosing something or someone different for the sake of variety? Was it staying…

Choose to See the Good

I keep hearing and reading how pessimistic and apathetic we are as a society. I have really started paying attention to what I see and hear through media, family, and friends. Sometimes we don’t realize when our thoughts, words, and actions turn toxic. It is a full-time job to keep the toxicity at bay and…

Summer Is a Great Time to Learn

Both of my parents were educators. Needless to say, learning was a valued activity growing up. Even during summers, my parents worked hard to balance creative and unfocused time with reading and learning time. Looking back, they did a good job of letting me goof around enough during summers while also driving me to be…

Prepare with the End in Mind

This blog synthesizes two of my passions – reading and Scouting. The Boy Scout motto is “Be Prepared”.  When asked what Scouts should be prepared for, Lord Baden-Powell’s response was “Why, for any old thing”.  B-P developed the Scouting program and movement with a firm intent for young men to always be “in a state…