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Kenny Rogers—And What Makes Country Music Great—Has Died

I woke up this morning to the news that country and pop music legend Kenny Rogers has passed. Living amongst the Coronavirus outbreak and its attending social chaos, you might think this morning’s news is a minor blip on my attention. But you’d be wrong. The passing of Kenny Rogers has heavy significance for me. Just a couple of days… Read the rest

Why I’m Obsessed with Larry Bird Videos

When I have a little free time, I like to scan YouTube, as so many people do. And lately, I’ve been pulling up and binge-watching Larry Bird videos. What’s that all about? For those of you who don’t know, Larry Bird was one of the greatest basketball players in NBA history. He was also known as the bitter rival of… Read the rest

Thomas Edison’s Secret

How much failure are you willing to take? That is the question you are very likely to be faced with as you move forward with whatever it is you want to do, be it a new diet and fitness program, idea, business, or what have you. Because failure is likely to be a close companion—especially in the early stages of… Read the rest

Make Your Own News!

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Today is another one of those days that was supposed to bring “big news.” I’ve seen a lot of those days. More often than not, the “big news” ends up being one more version of a “nothingburger.” And let’s just say that today’s news actually leads to some “big” news. Okay. Sometimes news can be big, and sometimes it can… Read the rest

Kosher Bodybuilding—For Strength, Health, and Longevity

I’ve been on a long journey to find the optimum diet, particularly for someone who values strength, health AND longevity. I may have finally found it, and it has been right in front of me all along. My company name—Old School—is not just a name to me, as I have said. It is an all-encompassing idea, that references the timeless,… Read the rest

Sincerity is the Wrong Question

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I was talking with a friend this week about Kanye West, and if his Jesus is King! album and open embrace of Christianity is “real.” My take is that, from what I can see, Kanye is sincere. I’ve seen a number of his interviews, and I really like the innocence I see in him, and the free nature of his… Read the rest

My Podcasts Are Now Available on Apple Podcasts and Google Play Music!

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As you’re likely aware, podcasts are hugely popular these days. I believe there are at least three key reasons for this: #1: Commercial radio has gotten too ridiculous with all of their ads! Enough already! And the customer rebelled. In this day and age, with so many choices for information and entertainment, it’s a huge mistake for any business to… Read the rest

What Happened to Jeremy (“Linsanity”) Lin?

I’m a big fan of Christian athletes. I root for them. I want them to succeed. I want to see better role models in the culture. We can sure use them these days. I’ve always rooted for Tim Tebow, and through all of his trials, tribulations, and injuries, I still believe we haven’t heard the last from him. Which brings… Read the rest

The War On Meat is a War On MEN

Note: I’ve decided to release this piece as a single post. It’s not a short piece by any means, and clocks in at over 3,500 words. So don’t feel like you need to read it in one sitting. Hopefully, it will go down like a nice evening meal, but may take a little wine to digest. 😉 There’s a lot… Read the rest

Old School™—The Cure for Modern Folly

Everything old is new again.Peter Allen The passions of my life have converged. My interests have finally come together—Old School™ is here! It has always been in my bones. I just never saw it so clear until recently. My father was a World War II Navy veteran who went through some rough experiences in the war. He was a plumber—a… Read the rest