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Humorous Speaker

Let Go!

Let Go! So much of our culture is about “getting.” Getting good grades, getting the “guy”, getting the promotion, getting a new car, getting money and attention.   Getting more stuff for the house, getting more Facebook likes, getting more TV channels, getting more information.  We spend so much time and energy “getting.” I want to […]



I just got back from making a presentation in San Diego for a franchising company called The Little Gym. For being eight o’clock on a Sunday morning these folks were the following: Totally alive (no holding back). Totally engaged (100% or nothing). Totally willing (Sure, I’ll try something new). Totally fun and fun-loving (just obvious). […]


Are You Roaming the Halls and Spreading Discontent?

  Wow, I was just reading an article in USA Today, “Americans hate their work, even with perks,” that stated only 30% of employees are engaged and inspired at work. This was according to Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace Report, which surveyed more than 150,000 full- and part-time workers during 2012. Almost 2 out […]


Teach Similarities, Not Differences

I love that kids see the world fresh each day.  They really don’t have all the labels and judgments we do.   I recall the time a second grade teacher was giving a lecture on diversity.  She was showing pictures of families from different ethnic backgrounds.  “Here is a Latino family, here is a Japanese […]


No Expectations

A couple of years ago, my son, Charles, and I went camping and we had a blast! We hiked, swam in a river, built dams, jumped down piles of sand, fed alligators at an alligator farm, climbed rocks, whittled, rafted, buried people in the sand, got the people at the pool to play volleyball, taught […]


Why Columbine High School’s Principal Frank DeAngeles Rocks!

A couple weeks ago I returned to Columbine High for another assembly.   The students and teachers are awesome!  Lots of great energy in the gym!  (At the end a great teacher leads them all, full on… “We are….” then the students go…. “COLUMBINE”, back and forth, building energy until you would think the roofs coming […]