I first mentioned Cal Ripken back in a post on August 2, 2015, when I noted that he was my favorite baseball player of all time. My next mention of Cal was on December 31, 2015. That date represented one year of blogging, 365 straight days. In that post, I wrote the following: Now that … Continue reading I’VE PASSED CAL RIPKEN!!
If you're still reading this post, I guess the phrase "My WordPress Stats" wasn't enough to scare you off. So now you're obligated to read the rest... As you can see from the right side of the graph above, the views from the first six months of 2021 were all higher than the last six … Continue reading A Tale of Two Halves: My WordPress Stats for 2021
Today was the semi-annual Villanova School of Business Bartley BriefCase Challenge. The event is held each semester for our junior business majors and involves their analysis of a Harvard Business School case. If you would like to learn more about it, here is a post I wrote a couple of years ago that describes how the … Continue reading Villanova Students Meet Daily Table
I just finished reading a heartbreaking post from Sue Vincent, titled The Last Post?. Sue was diagnosed with incurable small cell lung cancer last September, and spent much of last week in the hospital. As Sue writes: "It has been an interesting and informative journey on so many levels as familiar things have been stripped … Continue reading The WordPress Community Is As Real As Any Community I’ve Been a Part Of
The following message popped up on my Nextdoor feed a couple of days ago (name, location, age changed): Looking for new friends. Hello! My name is George and I just moved into a house off Drury Ln. I live alone no friends nobody just me, I am in process for a position with one of … Continue reading Is George One of the Luckiest Guys in the World?
I've been blogging for nearly five years, and doing so has given me the chance to reconnect with old friends, communicate more frequently with relatives, and to develop some virtual connections. The first time I realized the power of those virtual connections was when I wrote a story about my son Patrick, and an award … Continue reading When Virtual Becomes Real
I remember 30 plus years ago when my wife and I were looking for our first home my wife had a couple of basic features she wanted in a home. One of those items was a front porch. And I'll admit I wanted one as well. Well, we are still living in the first house … Continue reading Porches = Eyebrows. Let Me Explain.
First, thank you to Matt Frazier and Christine Frazier for the idea and execution behind this 31-day challenge. It has been a highly rewarding experience in so many ways. While I have always been an avid exerciser, starting and maintaining a blog is something I have often thought about, but never did anything about. But … Continue reading Recap: The 31 Day Writing and Running Challenge and the Power of Habit
Seth Godin talks about Tribes; Facebook and LinkedIn have Groups; Scott Heiferman co-founded Meetup.com; Nirav Tolia co-founded Nextdoor.com; historians talk about neighborhoods in China dating back to the 6th century. What they all have in common is that they are communities; groups of people joining together to share common interests, to provide support to others in … Continue reading The Power of Community