I will never forget the day, I had daydreamed about it for what seemed my whole life and here it was, the day that would change my life forever more. I didn't know it was going to happen this particular day but as the events started to unfold, I could tell this was going to … Continue reading Summer of ’82 – Never forget your first!
Summer was just around the corner, a couple more weeks of school and then I could begin what would arguably be the best summer of life. Of course, I had no idea what would transpire over the next three months, but looking back, I would not trade a single moment of it! A lot of … Continue reading Summer of 82′ – Beginning
I both hate and love these types of moments. Here we are bottom of the 7th, two outs and runners on second and third. Maybe they'll walk me? If I was them, I wouldn't walk me but rather go right at me; fastball inside followed by a slider down and away. Then back with the … Continue reading Summer of 82′
From Left - Rodrigo, Teresa, Joni, Claudio, Jackson, Luis, Bernardo The most wonderful aspect of my recent trip to Portugal was the people. Starting with my team of John Kelso, Scott Wilkins and Jackson Crate; I could not have picked a better group of men to go on a mission trip with. Each one has … Continue reading New Friends!
The hope is that my visit last week to Lisbon, Portugal will become a marker in my life that I am able to reflect back on as a changing point in my life. We all have those moments in life that take place and at the time, seem life changing and we intend to change … Continue reading Here’s to New Chapters
International Sports Federation has been around for 25 years. Their mission is simple. To change the world through sports. To learn more about them and the work they do around the world, here is a link to their website - ISF. John Kelso, a friend of mine since middle school and his wife Cathy are … Continue reading Portugal Mission Trip – Intro
Dear Friends and Family, It is no secret that I have always been passionate about sports, not some, but basically all sports. If its being judged or someone's keeping score, then there is a good chance I have either been a referee, coached or played it! Additionally, I think most people know I have always … Continue reading Passion meets purpose
Since I was 5 years old I have been involved in sports of some kind. Over the years I have played baseball, basketball, football, golf, tennis, swimming, bowling, and the last five years, cycling. I've never been great in any particular sport but I can hold my own in any of them. Obviously, as the … Continue reading #Chasing25 – the physical side
I don't know the exact date but sometime in mid-November I found myself starting to step on a scale and in my mind, I was expecting the read out to be 218 or maybe 220. Nurse looks up and says "235, that's the heaviest we've ever weighed you at". I was in slight shock thinking … Continue reading #Chasing 25 – getting started
A Beautiful Morning You Were A sky so blue, rose with the morning dew The air so clean, so fresh A morning so bright, so warm In an instant it was changed The promise of a beautiful day Gave way to senseless hate and rage Years have passed since that senseless day When so … Continue reading Broken Promise!