The Stoa Speech and Debate League released its list of voting measures for the 2016-2017 school year. Whether or not you’re a member of Stoa, you may find my analysis helpful in understanding how I believe a speech and debate league should grow and prosper.
What a fabulous week this has been in Puerto Rico. Wendy and I couldn’t have asked for a more relaxing, rejuvenating anniversary celebration. Here are some more pictures I failed to post.
I recall thinking that surely I’d be a millionaire by now. That hasn’t quite panned out, but sometimes I think I live like one. If you’re like Wendy and me, you could live this New Rich lifestyle, too.
Twenty-five years ago, Wendy and I started our life together. Happy anniversary, babe.
I think I’m getting pretty good at being the tournament photographer. I hope these photos capture profound moments in how debate trains young people for great futures.
I took this picture yesterday morning on a hike, a beautiful family of purple flowers sprouting under a sheltering pine. Winter may finally be behind me.
My 9-year-old son came across a disgraceful picture of me on the Internet, a photoshopped gangster/pimp looking mockery of me with crazy eyes and a fat money chain around my neck. Its creator was trying to portray me as greedy, a father of so many children just so that I can write books about them and make a lot of money. I find that crass judgment of me easy to brush off, but my son asked, “Why do people hate you so much, Dad?”
In the past couple of years, I’ve put my ministry (Training Minds) on hold to instead focus on my publishing business (Monument Publishing). I have several good reasons for doing so, but I haven’t lost sight of my very personal conviction to “train minds for action.” I’ve faced some criticism for this, but I’m convinced I’m on the right track.