Because Duck Boats Matter
Have any of you out there ever been on a Duck Boat? We were having a lively conversation about the amphibious recreational vehicle famed for both its important role in D-Day and its tourism role in the Wisconsin Dells. I denounced the duck boat because an accident aboard one in Arkansas back in 1999 killed 13 people, but others defended its merit. So let you the fine readers of this blog settle the account. Has anyone ever been on a duck boat before? Should I stop disparaging this fine achievement in vehicular ingenuity? Please chime in.
An Interview I did about Visioning
Grace and Peace magazine, which is a new publication coming out from the Nazarene church interviewed me at the PALCON conference last month. I just found out the interview is now available on their site.
Love for Coach Wooden
We lost a great man and probably the greatest coach in the history of American sports with the death of 99 year old former UCLA coach John Wooden this weekend. What truly made Wooden one of a kind was not simply his winning tradition. Undoubtedly his ten national championships, 7 in a row, and 88 game winning streak will most likely never be touched.
But Wooden was set apart by his belief in shaping men of character who happened to also be great basketball players. He strongly believed in not just playing the game the right way, but living the right way. Here are some of my favorite quotes from Wooden.
Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.
Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.
Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.