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When I was 16, I spent 6 months in a physical rehab facility after breaking my neck. Here's my blogumentary of the incredible lessons from that experience as well as a tribute to the many people who took care of me and encouraged me to find a new path in life.

Do you believe in spending money on motivational speakers? A fellow educator recently asked that question on Facebook. My answer might surprise you.

What a trip this was for me.  I went to places I had never discussed before and it was cool and weird at the same time.  I had put this out to generate potential conversations in the medical/rehab community that might bring me in to speak.  I got some interest, but the...

As I write this, yesterday was October 2nd. 

On this date 41 years ago, I made my dive into the rocks at Millerton Lake and obliterated the course of my very existence.

In a stroke of mercy, The Big Fella Upstairs doesn't allow me to dwell on that anniversary.  Instead,...

Trying to win every day made sense. Hey, as a young athlete, I was all about the game.  I would do anything to put myself in position to win, regardless of the situation.  In sports, though, I understood the rules. For football, I knew if I lifted weights, ran, and pra...

I met Jack Bohan as a skinny freshman center who showed up late to my first weight training session with the high school.  4 or 5 of us got about ten yards from the practice area when Coach turned and screamed at us louder than I've ever heard the human voice project....

When I was young, I remember seeing a dude in a wheelchair at a concert and thinking he was screwed.  I certainly was no student of Spinal Cord Injury, my knowledge was limited to the idea that not walking must suck.  Little did I know that when I got to rehab, walking...

Being lost at life is a trip.  The realization the wheels have come flying off and you have no idea or, scarier yet, desire to fix it leaves you buck-naked lost.  I didn't have the emotional maturity to find any sense of myself in these early days, but I didn't have to...

In the first six weeks of my adventure, I learned a fascinating truth.  The world is resilient and it just keeps turning.  My life was shaken to its core, but they didn't close school down, nobody canceled football season, and my circle of friends got back to their liv...

September 12, 2018

It's cool to be an educational speaker in August.  Back to School month varies its dates around the country so if you play your cards right, you can work every day and get your fiscal year off to a blazing start.  As a principal who valued this time of year, it's fun t...