When the Wise Pursue Foolishness

A Fable About How a Wise Man Regained His Wisdom

…in a kingdom far, far away, there lived a man named Noway. Noway was a well-respected man in the kingdom. While not wealthy, he had many friends who often asked for his wisdom and teaching in various aspects of their lives. Noway and his wife had many children, all of whom adored their father and […]

What Makes a Good Man Become Great?

A Tribute to My Father

My father was a great man… Last year, I wrote a blog about how frustrated I would get with my dad when I took him grocery shopping. His seemingly obsessive need to go to multiple stores just so that he could save a few pennies here and there on milk, bottled water, and other necessities […]

[Book Review]: “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin

When I set a goal to read 20 books this year, I did not expect to complete book #20 by the end of March. My wife told me that she thinks I have become a bit compulsive in my reading. I think she is probably right. As I sit with a book and multicolored highlighters—making […]

So, What’s the Story?

Last week, I had a complete stranger tell me that I had a fascinating story that needed to be told. He is a psychologist at Rush Hospital, a prestigious teaching hospital in the heart of Chicago. Now before I get too far into this story, you probably want to know why I was talking to […]

[Book Review]: “Dead Wake” by Erik Larson

For some reason unbeknownst to me, I have always been fascinated by submarines, sunken ships, and other notable disasters of the 20th century. I have read about (and researched) the sinking of the Titanic, Ernest Shackleton’s failed attempt to cross Antarctica (along with the sinking of his ship, the Endurance), and the Hindenberg disaster. So […]

[Book Review]: “Whatever the Cost” by David and Jason Benham

As a man, I am driven to pursue my dreams, refusing to let them die, and fighting for them until they slip beyond my grasp with no hope of being recaptured. To willingly let go of a dream that is still attainable because God is leading me in another direction is so difficult, and it […]

[Book Review]: “The Book of Man” by William J. Bennett

Portioned out into six categories, “The Book of Man” is a terrific book to share with males from 7 to 107, as it shares stories, quotes, examples, and poetry from nearly every area of a man’s life: Man in War Man at Work Man in Play, Competition, and Leisure Man in the Polis Man with […]

[Book Review]: The Matheny Manifesto by Mike Matheny

As a diehard Chicago Cubs fan, I will never…EVER find myself in a position to root for the arch-rival St. Louis Cardinals…but as a youth softball coach, I have just found a reason to root for the Cardinals manager, Mike Matheny… Matheny has written a brilliant new book, “The Matheny Manifesto,” and I read it […]