Category: Things I Think

Things I Think: Big Difference Between Proud and Happy

When it comes to kids and sports, I have strong opinions on things. First, it’s my belief, after 8 years of coaching  soccer with 4 different teams, and helping coach baseball for 4 seasons, and having played soccer myself (after genetics dictated I was…

Things I Think: A Rent Control Scam for a Century

It’s been a while since I had random thoughts. Random thoughts used to keep me going. If I understand “rent control”, it’s something that happens in Manhattan. Or maybe all of New York. I mostly know about it through sitcoms and films set in…

Things I Think: We’re Looking for the Smooth Section

First, stop giggling. Now, let’s talk about my street. It’s an old neighborhood and the streets are showing some cracks after years of snow, ice, salt, and snow plows coming through and tearing things up. I think my home’s value would increase significantly if…

Things I Think: You’re Not Doing Anything Until You’re Doing Something

If you have a great idea for a book, but haven’t written a book, you don’t have a book. If you have a great idea for a business, but haven’t outlined a business plan and started checking things off a list, you don’t have…

Things I Think: This Show Looks Good

Pardon the randomness of this post, but here’s a show I’m definitely going to be watching. And I’m going to be writing about it at spunkybean. And I’m really, really looking forward to this show. But I can’t tell you why. But if you…

Things I Think: Surround Yourself with Inspiring, Motivated, and Good People and Try to Be Like Them

I’m flattered when people say things to me like, “I really liked that blog post,” or, “you’re toast was really funny,” and it truly humbles me. Because what they don’t realize is it’s not me, it’s them. Maybe I’ve been lucky all my life,…

Things I Think: Social Media Makes Life Better

For anyone who ever argues the social media is not an awesome thing, allow me to demonstrate why those people aren’t using it right. About a week ago, in a pinch, the fam’ decided to go Up North (what Michiganders call anything north of…

Things I Think: Maybe I’ll Do Something Different Every Day?

Sometimes I think my rambling blog needs at least a little organization, so I was thinking of naming the days …like “Social Media Sunday” and “Motivational Mondays”. That way you can check into my blog when you know I’m hitting on a topic you…

Things I Think: Unbecoming Who I Are

I love Facebook. Anyone who knows me knows that. In fact, I’m dangerously close to a reality where, if you don’t know me on Facebook, you probably don’t know me. It’s like, if you ask me, “what’s up?” and you don’t know about my…

Things I Think: High-Minded and Lowered Expectations

This morning I read articles about staying organized and on task, about attitudes towards advertising in 2012 compared to the ’80s and ’90s, about longevity, and about exercising. I reTweeted and shared them on Facebook. I left a few comments on those articles. I’m…