Youth Sports, Playing Time & the Eppy Plan

Want your kids to succeed at youth sports? You desperately need the Eppy Plan.

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Purple Punishment: Turkey with a side of Pessimism

The holidays are that special time of year when we gather with family, share a meal and celebrate. That is unless and you are a family of Vikings fans. For Vikings fans, holidays in 2016 have proven to be a challenge.  This year’s Halloween wasn’t about the candy, and Thanksgiving won’t be about the turkey.  […]

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Competition, Easy Cheese & the Three Stages of Minivan Ownership

While there may be five stages of grief, I am happy to report there are only three stages to minivan ownership. It starts with denial “I’m too cool for a minivan.  Those things are clown town, I’ll never be seen in one… it’s just not for me.” It moves to bargaining “I may drive a […]

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Chip Kelly, Zeke and Losing with Class

Ezekiel Elliot and Chip Kelly both lost football games this past weekend, and they both came to the same conclusion about exactly why. They were out-coached. The nuance comes when you consider their roles.  Elliot is a junior tailback for Ohio State and shared his thoughts in a post-game interview.  He went to essentially quit […]

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Miley, Adrian Peterson & Chinese Wisdom

Miley Cyrus is at it again, gaining attention the same way she always has– by any means necessary. This time she’s exposing herself and smoking cannabis while appearing on MTV (yes it’s still a network).  Her rote antics failing to incense anyone anymore so she’ll no doubt move on to worse, dragging chronic enabler MTV […]

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On Conquering Adversity: Millenials, meet Michael

Coaching matters, but barely. Genetics are nice, but optional. Practicing 10,000 hours can only help. But one factor rises above all others in determining athletic prowess. Drive. I have seen it firsthand.  From the third grade girl with the wicked jump shot to the middle-school soccer player with the sick moves, the best players in youth […]

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Ditch those Clogs; Four Steps to a Spiritual Legacy

The Scots have a saying, “there’s nobbut three generations atween a clog and clog.  The father buys, the son builds, the grandchild sells, and his son begs” Italians similarly say “dalle stalle alle stelle alle stalle” “from stalls to stars to stalls” The Spanish version is, “quien no lo tiene, lo hance; y quien lo tiene, lo […]

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