January 13, 2020

​​"If you could only sense how important you are

to the lives of those you meet; 

how important you can be 

to people you may never even dream of. 

There is something of yourself that you leave 

at every meeting with another person.”
​-Fred Rogers​

Mr. Rogers was not an Army...

January 6, 2020

"Today I will look for the good in everyone 

and everything I see. 

And I will find it. 

And as I find the good in the world,

the world will find the good in me. "

-Jeff Kober

I've talked a lot before, including right here on these pages, about Charles Darwin's "Facial Feedb...

December 31, 2019

Is there anything in the world that is at once as noble and as endangered as New Year's resolutions?  Various polls and studies show that only 10 to 25 percent of people keep the promises they set for themselves when the calendar changes.  That makes hearing about my f...

November 25, 2019

“The heart that gives thanks is a happy one, 

for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time.”

Douglas Wood

So, how exactly does one get up before the sun on a weekend morning, run a couple miles and do push-ups until their arms are shaking, all just to get star...

October 7, 2019

"It ain't about how hard ya hit. 

It's about how hard you can get hit 

and keep moving forward....

That's how winning is done!”
-Rocky Balboa

You probably wouldn’t be surprised to hear that I have some very paternal, protective instincts when it comes to the kids I teach....

September 23, 2019

Only the weak are cruel.
Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.”
Leo Buscaglia

 

There is perhaps no human quality more sought-after, and yet less understood, than strength.

Strength is, simply, essential to our survival.  It is the quality that allow us as ind...

August 19, 2019

"Real living is living for others."

– Bruce Lee

We recently went to the movies to see “Once Upon a Time…. In Hollywood”, Quentin Tarantino’s “love letter to Old Hollywood”, as more than a couple critics have described it.  (We all enjoyed it, and do indeed recommend it t...

July 22, 2019

“Climb mountains not so the world can see you,
but so you can see the world.”
― David McCullough Jr.

When I was born in the Fall of 1970, the Apollo 11 mission was only a little over a year old.  But even though I grew up understanding what a massive achievement of scie...

June 10, 2019

"Motivation is what gets you started.
Habit is what keeps you going."
-Jim Ryun


 

Life gives us a lot to think about.  Every day, in ways big and small, there are questions to be answered, puzzles to be solved, obstacle courses to be navigated.  If we also had to expend...

May 28, 2019

“On this day, take time to remember those who have fallen. 

But on every day after, do more; 

put the freedoms they died for to greater and nobler uses.” 

–Richelle E. Goodrich  

Dear Dojo Family,

I hope this long weekend has provided ample opportunity for family time...

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