Allow me to introduce myself as a career educator. My job is to identify, develop, and bring out the best in individuals. My favorite side job has been coaching and leading my son’s travel baseball team for the past nine years. I have had the best spot in the world to watch him and kidsContinue reading “Why You Should Take Cam Bortone”
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Why Do I Write These Blogs?
Maybe some of you have wondered the same thing. However, I didn’t give it much thought until recently. The simplest answer is that I like to do it, but after I’ve given it some thought, there is much more behind my writings and their purpose. One of the first things that came to my mindContinue reading “Why Do I Write These Blogs?”
Why Jake Mulvehill
Allow me to introduce myself as a career educator. My job is to identify, develop, and bring out the best in individuals. My favorite side job has been coaching and leading my son’s travel baseball team for the past nine years. I have had the best spot in the world to watch him and kidsContinue reading “Why Jake Mulvehill”
It’s amazing what you’ll learn in life if you stop and listen to others. I have always thought of myself as a reflective person that is able to separate my emotions from my actions. However, when my personal emotions are strained, but I am still in a position of leadership, it sometimes becomes difficult toContinue reading “Pause”
What Was the “Coolest” Show You Have Ever Seen?
I have been to hundreds of concerts in my lifetime. I have seen bands that nobody has heard of in rooms not much bigger than some luxury garages, and I have seen some of the most well-known bands in the world in stadiums. With each concert comes a different experience. There are certain moments thatContinue reading “What Was the “Coolest” Show You Have Ever Seen?”
A couple of weeks ago at work, I was sitting in an executive leadership meeting. All of the vice presidents from our company were sitting around a large square of tables. I have been identified as a potential future leader, so for the past six months I have been invited to attend these meetings toContinue reading “Accountability”
Everywhere I Go, Kids Wanna…Listen to Computer Generated Music?
At no point did I envision Bryan Adams being the intro to anything that I would write about, but here I am and there he is. Back in the day he believed that everywhere he went, kids wanted to rock, and I think he was right. However, in today’s world few kids even know whatContinue reading “Everywhere I Go, Kids Wanna…Listen to Computer Generated Music?”
The Cool Cat
15 years ago or so, I was given the affectionate nickname, “The Cool Cat” by a number of people I taught and coached with. They even had a little chant with clapping and hand motions that would mock my hair to go along with the name. To this day, when I get back with themContinue reading “The Cool Cat”
Social Media and Sports
My sports fandom has evolved over the years. I’m not sure if it is a sign of maturity or just finding a better balance in my life, but my emotions are not dictated by sporting events like they used to be. As a young man, my future wife told me that if I was goingContinue reading “Social Media and Sports”
Why the Blues are in a Good Spot
So far, the St. Louis Blues 2022-23 season can be described by a number of words: frustrating, maddening, inconsistent, subpar are just a few that come to mind. However, coming off the recent news the Blues will be without two of their veteran stars leading up to the trade deadline, Vladimir Tarasenko and Ryan O’Reilly,Continue reading “Why the Blues are in a Good Spot”