So, we meet again, my old nemesis! The blank page and the deadline – archenemies of writers everywhere across all time. It has been a while since we’ve clashed. Life has been very interesting since I last stared at an empty sheet with no earthly idea what I want to say. I’ve spent a lot of time lately talking about sports, so I want to give that a rest this week. I could … [Read more...] about Going to war with writer’s block and a ticking deadline
Joe Southern - FAITH • FAMILY & FUN
Houston strong! History earned! World champions! What’s not to love about the story of Houston, Texas, in 2017? It’s been an amazing ride with the city hosting both the Super Bowl and the World Series in the same year. Think back to January when the Houston Texans defeated the Oakland Raiders 27-14 in a playoff game and advanced to the divisional round, capping a … [Read more...] about Astros highlight spectacular year for Houston
The cover of a Sports Illustrated edition in 2014 boldly declared the bottom dwelling Houston Astros would be the 2017 World Series champs. The picture of George Springer swinging away in a throwback Astros jersey just made the claim seem to be that much more audacious. Well, here it is, 2017, and wow! The Houston Astros are in the World Series! The clairvoyance of that cover … [Read more...] about Will Sports Illustrated’s cover be clairvoyance or a curse?
I was in the fourth grade when my friend Kevin McConnell convinced me to give this Cub Scout thing a try. He was having a great time with it and figured I would too. So I joined and thus began a lifetime of fun and adventure. Almost all of my buddies were in Scouts in Pack 161 at Niwot Elementary School. We did all kinds of fun, cool stuff like go hiking, race pinewood derby … [Read more...] about Boy Scouts provided a lifetime of adventure, but what now?
Do you remember Jack Canfield, the author of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books? He’s back, and this time he has teamed up with noted entrepreneur, businessman, and business success author Steven L. Blue on a new book called “Mastering the Art of Success” (Celebrity Press). At least the copy I have features Blue as a co-author. He indeed did write a chapter, along with … [Read more...] about ‘Chicken Soup’ author back with book on managing success