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Jerry Rice

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What Jerry Rice Means

Jerry Rice, along with six other players, is going into pro football’s Hall of Fame. His election surprised no one, but Rice himself didn’t want to assume anything. “On draft day, I didn’t take that (getting drafted) for granted,” Rice said yesterday at the Hall of Fame announcement. “I didn’t take this (election) for granted.” […]

Circumstances and You

Have you heard the commercial that begins, “There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing?” I’m not even sure what the commercial is selling (probably clothing), but it reminds me of what they say in Juneau, Alaska, where it rains an average of 220 days per year. “You never cancel anything because […]

Life is a Skill Game

“Even in such technical lines as engineering, about 15% of one’s financial success is due one’s technical knowledge and about 85% is due to skill in human engineering, to personality and the ability to lead people.” — Dale Carnegie  How much of life is skill and how much is something else? It’s an important question […]

The Great Equalizer

“It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about? — Henry David Thoreau (Note: Today’s post contains two items about use of time. The first concerns how time is spent specifically at practice. The second refers more generally to life.) What do you suppose are the […]

Actions Ripple Outward

“He led no armies into battle, he conquered no countries, and he enslaved no peoples… Nonetheless, he exerted a degree of power the magnitude of which no warrior ever dreamed. His name still commands a respect as sweeping in scope and as world-wide as that of any other mortal …” — Said of Thomas Edison   On this […]