Seriously Unplugged

Digital Junk Food Those of you who know me are already aware of my fascination with social media and smartphones. Since my year-long sabbatical last year, I’ve been trying to get the word out about the damage that too much “device time” can do. Smartphones distract us whether they are on, off, in our pockets, or on […]

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Having the Vision

Last weekend I had the opportunity to take a father/son(s) retreat to the University of Notre Dame. My two sons (Joshua and Adam) and I spent time talking and walking the campus, discussing life, our faith and (mostly) their future. It was one of those moments in time I will always remember and think back

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Enjoying the Moment

Last week was my annual golf trip with seven of my very best friends (including my father). Believe it or not, this year was number 17 driving down to Santee, South Carolina and playing (pretty much) nothing but golf. The weather was just about perfect, reaching the mid 60s each day with bright sunshine. We

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Why was that decision made?

My wife Pam and I went for a beautiful walk while we were in Arizona and happened to bump into the above location (turn your images on so you can see it). It’s a non-smoking shelter next to a smoking shelter. We looked at it for a while…dumbfounded. “Why was that decision made?” we wondered.

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Is Writing a Thing?

Thanks to everyone who sent feedback after Random Newsletter #1. It was all very positive, which is great, but I think it was more ‘good to see you back Joe’ rather than ‘this is an amazing newsletter Joe.’ Either way, I’ll take it and I’ll keep improving. It’s funny…just a few days after I released

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