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Do your part to raise awareness this month

My mom is the funniest person I know. Not in a stand-up comedian kind of way, but in the way that she thought the poop emoji was a person in a tent. Sometimes she texts me, “You got me straight … more

Nothing changes if nothing changes

A few weeks ago I shared about starting a "40 days of yoga" challenge. I’d only been going to classes regularly for a few weeks and decided to jump right into this yoga marathon because I needed a … more

Sealy City Council needs to get it together

Municipal government fascinates me. Over the years I’ve attended a lot of city council meetings in Texas, Georgia and Florida (although they were called city commission meetings in Fort … more

Stick to sports?

I want you to imagine something. Imagine you see something on the news, you feel strongly about what you saw and you want your opinion out there. So you take to social media or go to the local … more

Acknowledge your path

In parenting and coaching, it is important to say “please,” “thank you” and “I’m sorry.” If your family or program is willing to use these three phrases, then success is … more

Governor applauds TxDOT efforts in removal of hurricane debris

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept. 27 announced the Texas Department of Transportation had collected more than 2.4 million cubic feet of debris left behind by Hurricane Harvey in roadways across … more

Keeping the dark side out

This post is a continuation of Episode 1 – “Build Your Jedi Team … Consistent You Must Be.” It’s a further exploration of my reflections on the philosophical coaching/parenting … more

You may say I’m a dreamer …

The journalist in me really wants to write about the NFL “take a knee” movement and the ridiculousness going on via Twitter among our actual U.S. president and a whole slew of professional … more

You may say I’m a dreamer …

The journalist in me really wants to write about the NFL “take a knee” movement and the ridiculousness going on via Twitter among our actual U.S. president and a whole slew of professional … more

Going long is long gone

NFL ratings are down. If you’re a football fan that sentence is something you’ve probably been hearing for the past year. Some blame it on the election year and the proven effect that has on … more

It’s my paci and I’ll cry if I want to

About a week ago, my youngest son, who is about 19 months old, took a tumble while playing with friends outside. He is all boy, and tries to do way more than his little body is quite capable of, … more

Governor extends aid for widespread needs caused by Hurricane Harvey

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept. 20 extended his state disaster declaration for 60 counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. “As Texans continue to recover from this storm, I want make it … more

Citizens, government agencies continue hurricane recovery work

AUSTIN — Help-is-on-the-way announcements from the governor’s office came last week as residents of hard-hit counties of the state labored to pull themselves out the watery mire and windblown … more

Be willing to be positive

As I was driving my team around a few weeks ago my son asked me what energy was. I have found my mind is numb to the number and type of questions I get on a daily basis from my kids. However, this … more

Embracing a healthier lifestyle

It’s time for a change. Ever get stuck in a rut? Ever get stuck in a really bad rut? Ever get stuck in a really bad rut of eating fast food 70 percent of the time and having dessert every single … more

Build your Jedi team … consistent you must be

I bet George Lucas never thought he would be helping give a college basketball coach advice on how to build a team when Star Wars first hit theaters on May 25, 1977. Just a few months earlier Al … more

Texas begins long march toward recovery from Hurricane Harvey

AUSTIN — As contaminated waters receded and mountains of debris from flooded homes and ruined belongings grew last week, a picture of post-hurricane Texas developed and the process of weighing … more

So, about that Sumlin letter …

Let’s talk about that letter to Kevin Sumlin. If you’ve been living in a cave, you may not have heard that last week, a note was mailed to the home of Texas A&M football coach Kevin Sumlin and … more

You don't just move to Texas; Texas moves into you

My Mom is an avid iced tea drinker, and her all-time favorite tea hails from McDonald’s.For as long as I can remember she’s gotten a large McDonald’s iced tea every day, and I feel fairly … more

I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain

I’ve always been a bit of a bookworm, and no one – myself included – ever would have predicted that I’d have anything to do with natural disasters. It happened a little bit by accident. As … more
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