We live in the Connection Age. Gone are the days of publisher gatekeepers who step in and take care of petty emails from readers. I love this age much more than the previous. I had three encounters in the past month that showed why this is a much better age than the last.
I’m coming out of my busy work season, closing my yearly curriculum-writing routine that I’ve repeated since 1998. I’m getting focused on other important matters. I have three to share with you, and I bet you’ll appreciate that which I’m learning from each.
Picture taken while training for a climb. Why would I grumble over this?
The debater on the right, Josh Craddock, is a student at Harvard Law School who was published last week in Harvard’s Journal on Legislation. Guess what he used? The same case that brought him to NCFCA Nationals in 2009!
Josh Craddock (right) with his partner, Zack, at the 2009 NCFCA National Tournament.
Stu McClaren asked me, “What is it that drives you to create a membership site?” Let me tell you who Stu is, give my public answer to his question, and invite you to two things that I bet will be of benefit to you.
Stu McClaren (bottom right) at the Platform Conference in Tennesee. This is where he planted the seed in my mind for a membership site.
I am a polyphasic sleeper, meaning I structure my sleep schedule to maximize my sleep efficiency by structuring several naps through the day. Turns out that Olympians do the same.
I take naps in cars often. Apparently, just like Michael Phelps.
When I’m most disciplined, I get four hours of sleep per 24 hour cycle. This allows for 28 more hours of productive awake time per week. I have adjusted this more radical sleep schedule to add two hours per night and a reduction of one nap per day (down to two). In all, I get 6 hours and 20 minutes of sleep per 24 hour cycle. Still, this is an additional 12 hours of productivity per week.
I know a lot of liberals. I find most of them to be loving, life-giving and freedom-believing people. The ones I knew were big Bernie Sanders believers, and in a way, that gave me hope.
Bernie Sanders was given a great opportunity to pivot on principle.
With a tragedy like Orlando (and San Bernardino, Colorado Springs, Chattanooga, and Charleston of the last year), I search for answers. But it is almost impossible to find them amidst the social media pontification from the Left and the Right. Both are obnoxious and critically wrong. I feel we are sitting ducks for another senseless murder.
How do you stop lunatics like this? No one seems to have the solution.
I had the privilege of being part of the four-member photography team at the National Invitational Tournament of Champions last week in Springfield, Missouri. Here are photos plus links to other photos for viewing, sharing and tagging.
Tournament Director Joanne Quan giving announcements.
Congratulations to Regan Lindsay for winning the Club Starter Package at Stoa NITOC! She will be bringing this package back to her home club and saving her coach $245.
Our new Blue and Red Books are out, and they’re totally revised for you and your new teams.
The resolutions release Thursday night, and to celebrate we’re giving away a free Club Starter Package. It’s a new bundle for Monument Publishing, and a lucky winner will get to bring it home for their club.
BLUE and RED packages available at the Monument Publishing Booth at NITOC.