May 22, 2020

So far the year 2020 has really been a "Bummer." Or as many people under the age of 30 would say..."It really sucks." And as I write this we are only a little more than five months into it. Covid-19 Coronavirus has brought our country and the world to it's knees....

March 31, 2020

Shifting gears a little bit, in February 2020, I was invited back to Illinois State University to take part in a weekend recognizing, and honoring Redbird players who scored over 1000 points in their careers. I really was not sure what to expect, but I was hoping for t...

February 29, 2020

 The weekend of February 14-16 was very special to me on a lot of levels. I was invited back to the Illinois State University campus to address broadcast journalism students at TV-10, the same place where I got my start 45 years ago. It's all a part of my Swagger Youth...

January 19, 2020

 One of the main elements the Swagger Youth Mentoring Project will address is education. Especially post high school education, which does not necessarily mean college. Recently I met with a group of students from Peeblebrook High School in Mableton, Georgia. The...

January 14, 2020

Several years ago while teaching and mentoring a group of middle school students at a Metro Atlanta project based learning school, the subject of slavery came up. One very astute student shocked the class by saying "slavery is abolished, but it still goes on in our cou...

January 5, 2020

The past 12 months have been an absolute whirlwind. Plenty of travel re-connecting with old friends, and making a lot of new ones and I am  only getting started. . I talk about my desire to be a traveling star-crossed voyager. I am off to a very good start. Without the...

October 24, 2019

Not all attorneys are politicians- but it seems these days in which we currently live, all or most politicians are  attorneys. You figure, what other profession has the flexibility, time, money, ego, and resources to pursue public service at the national, or even state...

September 11, 2019

 In June of 2019 I celebrated my 66th birthday. I found myself "Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay." With all due respect to Otis Redding, the Bay was Tampa, not San Francisco. Looking back on all those good times, and asking. "When in life is it okay, to be okay?"  A...

March 17, 2019

It seems that so many people spend their time searching for the secret to success. Of course there is not a straight line to that goal, and everyone has their own opinion as to what success looks like, and when it has been achieved. You know what is often said about op...

March 8, 2019

 Most of the credit should go to my youngest brother Bill, he is the one who has done most of the heavy lifting. Bill understands the medications, when they should be taken, and the doses. For more than a year he has made sure she makes it to appointments on time, he d...

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