Essays

How to Be Memorable

This story is a case study in how to be memorable, no matter your endeavors in life. It was fall 1987. The first day of my senior year in high school in Olathe, Kansas. The bell rang and as students we slid into our desks. It was seventh hour, our final class. Since that room …

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On overcoming adversity

If I were smart, I’d follow the example of my 15-year-old son, Conner. He knows something about overcoming adversity. He knows from experience that you can “not succeed” (I didn’t say “fail”), but come back a second time and win in the end. After choosing to not play baseball from nine years old to 13 …

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