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Archives- April, 2012

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04-25-2012
I was reading the other day some interesting articles regarding three of the top competitors in the 2012 Masters – Bubba Watson, Tiger Woods, and Sergio Garcia. All three had the same hopes and goals in coming to the Masters (obviously to win), yet each one had a very different outcome, and perspective of their performance. On the 10th hole, Bubba hit a shot that landed far off the fairway and into the trees. In fact, it was so deep, he couldn’t see the green. He was 155 yards out. However, this was his attitude; “If I’ve got a swing, I’ve got a shot.” And what a shot. He hooked the shot to land the ball roughly 10 feet from the hole. A shot good enough t ...
04-09-2012
A lot has been said over the last couple of weeks concerning the shooting of 17 year old, Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman in Florida. From the President of the United States, to civil rights groups, to the office cooler, discussion has been heated as everyone is commenting on the “facts” of what happened (interestingly, before the facts have even become public in some cases). What I want to focus on here is not what happened that night, but what has happened in the aftermath. In particular, the power of words to change the trajectory of an event. Shortly after the event occurred, a scant amount of facts were released including the 911 tape. This is what NBC’s Today Show ...
04-03-2012
The other morning I was enjoying a healthy bowl of cereal – you know, the kind that claims to be made from grains and other natural ingredients, but in reality has the consistency of small rocks. How anyone digests this stuff is beyond me, but for some reason I kind of like it. As I was munching away and planning my morning schedule, I bit down hard and heard an enormous crunch in my head, followed by the feeling of something like sand and small pebbles on my tongue. I assumed I had bit into an over-cooked cereal flake. Upon further investigation, I discover a rather large hole in my upper back molar where an old porcelain filling had been. Not the most pleasant way to start a day. F ...