Saturday, July 31, 2010

Yin Yang

Sir Isaac Newton's Third Law:
"for every action, there is opposed an equal and opposite reaction."

Friday, July 16, 2010

Rest in Peace Jesse Hill

My heart is heavy. Today one of my heroes passed away to Heaven. Jesse Hill or as Aiden called him, PA PA lived every day in such a positive manor as if it was going to be his last. I hope one day I earn the right to die as Jesse did. I often say to myself, "when I'm on my death bed, will I be able to look back on my life and my growth and be at peace?" Considering the life Jesse lived, I think he answered that question for himself with a resounding, "YES!" He made such a positive impact on so many people's lives. He will always be an inspiration to me and an example of how to live. The last time I saw Jesse was at his Fatherhood Conference (click here). He taught me so much about fatherhood, faith in the Lord, business, unconditional love, on and on....He will be dearly missed and I will pass his lessons down to my sons. Rest in peace Jesse. I love you and will remember you always.

Each day I expect the best in my life.
I do not allow anything outside of me
to determine how I feel
or what I should expect from life.

-Jesse Hill

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

“Other things may change us, but we start and end with family”

"A man travels the world over
in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it."

"The love of a family is life's greatest blessing."

"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family:
Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one."

"The family you come from isn't as important
as the family you're going to have."

"The happiest moments of my life have been the few
which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family."

"What greater thing is there for human souls
than to feel that they are joined for life -
to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories - FAMILY."

Thursday, July 8, 2010

LeBron James Gives Thanks to God After Signing 10 Year $100M Endorsement Deal with Heaven; Has Plan to Win NBA Title

LeBron James’ big day came Thursday in a manner unprecedented in the history of sports. His hour long announcement spectacular, dubbed “The Decision,” was hosted by ESPN with all commercial spots sold by LeBron James’ management team. And in perhaps the rarest of feats, “The Decision” exceeded the hype.

Flanked by three male lions and facing a stirring Gustavo Dudamel-conducted, 35 piece orchestra of Julliard-schooled red colobus monkeys who have been secretly training for this event for the last two years, Mr. James supernaturally elevated from his golden throne during a late crescendo of Messiaen’s Turangal├«la-symphonie near the spectacular’s 45 minute mark.

For 30 seconds, Mr. James hovered above the stage as the audience looked on awestruck. While the audience anticipated the big decision, Mr. James introduced more drama when he invited three people to share the stage with him.

The first visitor was a nine year old girl identified only as Jessica. Jessica, who was stricken with Duchenne muscular dystrophy at the age of 2, was pushed up onto the stage in her wheelchair by her mother. After a brief conversation with Jessica, Mr. James, who continued to float a foot above the ground, gently placed a pair of Nike LeBron VII P.S. shoes on the girl’s feet and told her to walk. And walk she did to the applause and excitement of those in the studio’s audience.

Next up on stage was Staff Sergeant Ralph Colotus, an Iraq war veteran who had lost all feeling and use of his right arm following a Humvee accident outside of Fallujah in 2007. Mr. James thanked the man for his service and then sprinkled some Citrus Blend Sprite Remix onto the man’s right forearm before tossing him a no-look behind the back bullet pass which the man astonishingly caught with his right hand.

This led up to the one brief humbling moment of the night, which came from Bridget McAllen. Ms. McAllen presented Mr. James with her new iPhone 4 and explained that she had 5 bars but could not make a phone call. Mr. James suspended the phone in front of him as he attempted to fix it. He appeared perplexed and irritated as he struggled for nearly a minute before magically turning the iPhone into a functional Sprint HTC EVO 4G and sending Ms. McAllen off the stage satisfied (Unfortunately it can only vibrate because he doesn't have any rings).

Then it was time for the announcement that all had anticipated, and it was a statement that did not disappoint. In a superstar athlete paradigm shifting moment, Mr. James announced that he would buy the Miami Heat, endorse the New York Knicks, marry two of the LA Clippers’ Spirit Dancers in a Utah ceremony in August, co-host the remaining episodes of Oprah in Chicago, become Executive Vice President of Mining and Distribution for Polyus Gold (NJ Nets’ owner Mikhail Prokhorov’s gold empire) and play basketball for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

With the only journalists in attendance bowing before Mr. James, he answered just one self-posed question, “Will these other commitments impact my day-to-day ability to play basketball?”

His response could not have been more clear. ”Absolutely.” Mr. James added, “That is why I am only playing part-time for the Cleveland Cavaliers. I won’t be playing any games in Cleveland unless they are nationally televised on Thanksgiving or Christmas because that city is an uninhabitable wasteland and don’t even get me started on Akron. But so as not to short-change the team, in my absence, the LeBron James puppet will suit up wearing #23. I have endowed the puppet with my great athletic gifts, so I am confident that if my teammates can commit themselves to the singular pursuit of basketball greatness, then we can win 60+ next year before again being knocked out of the playoffs in the second round, which works great for me because I will have to get down to Miami to see D Wade and Bosh win me my first N.B.A. title.”