“Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

That is the motto of the Special Olympics, and it was in full evidence this weekend for the annual Fall Festival held at Villanova University. It is my favorite weekend at Villanova, and each year I leave impressed both with the athletes as well as with the Villanova students. Held during the first or second … Continue reading “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

Five-Year Old Scores a Touchdown; Coach Facing a $500 Fine and Possible Two-Game Suspension

A local youth (5-7-year-olds) football coach is facing the possibility of a $500 fine and a two-game suspension. What did he do you may ask? Did he hurt one of his players? Did he use inappropriate language? Did he get into an argument with a ref? No, no, and no. The coach had the nerve … Continue reading Five-Year Old Scores a Touchdown; Coach Facing a $500 Fine and Possible Two-Game Suspension

Wowed Again. Student Vision Board Project, 2019

For the past several years, I have had my freshmen business students create vision boards, and then in three to four minutes, present his or her vision board to the class. The whole process takes three days of class time, but it is well worth it. All I can say after having watched the presentations … Continue reading Wowed Again. Student Vision Board Project, 2019

These Endurance Guys Are Literally Fueled by Plants, Part Two

Last week I mentioned the autobiographies of Scott Jurek and Rich Roll, two incredible endurance athletes who realized their success while eating a plant-based, vegan diet. Their books were two of the five books that I had reviewed as part of my first attempt at blogging, Sportsographies. Part One from last week featured my original … Continue reading These Endurance Guys Are Literally Fueled by Plants, Part Two

These Endurance Guys Are Literally Fueled by Plants

According to Wikipedia, confirmation bias is the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that affirms one's prior beliefs or hypotheses. It's something we're all guilty of, and this post is an example of me indulging in confirmation bias. I've been a vegan for nearly 13 years, and I'll admit … Continue reading These Endurance Guys Are Literally Fueled by Plants

The 11 Things I Miss Most Since Becoming a Vegan

I've been a vegan for over 12 years, and at this point, I assume I'll be one for the rest of my life. The book that opened my eyes and led me to completely change my eating habits was John Robbins’ “The Food Revolution”. The book highlighted the many positive impacts that a vegan/plant-based diet … Continue reading The 11 Things I Miss Most Since Becoming a Vegan

How Do You Compare – the Annual American Time Use Survey

Yesterday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the results of the American Time Use Survey (ATUS). These data include the average amount of time per day in 2018 that individuals worked, did household activities, and engaged in leisure and sports activities. Additionally, measures of the average time per day spent providing childcare—both as a … Continue reading How Do You Compare – the Annual American Time Use Survey

According to Dan Ariely, I Should Be the Most Productive Person in the World

Old-time readers of my blog should know who Dan Ariely is, given how often I've used his work in my posts. If you're not sure who he is, Dan Ariely is a Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University. He is also the author of several New York Times bestsellers and he has … Continue reading According to Dan Ariely, I Should Be the Most Productive Person in the World

Is It Worth Living to 100?

I've always said that I want to live to be at least 100. There's no particular reason why, it just seems like a nice round number and perhaps confirmation of healthy living. I've always viewed running out of money as my biggest worry if I were to live to 100, but after reading an article … Continue reading Is It Worth Living to 100?

For Once, It’s Just Not Me – Getting Annoyed at Poor Gym Etiquette

It seems like every day I find a new thing to annoy me, and I often wonder if it's just me. So it's nice when I find out that there are other people who get annoyed at the same thing, and even better when the Wall Street Journal does a story about that annoyance. It … Continue reading For Once, It’s Just Not Me – Getting Annoyed at Poor Gym Etiquette