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So Long, Andy. Tell Aunt Bea that Scooter Said Hey

Published on July 4, 2012 in Life

When I heard the news that Andy Griffith had died, my first thoughts were for my friend Teddy Allen. But soon my thoughts turned to Poor Horatio. As I was growing up, Andy Griffith and Sheriff Andy Taylor simply were the same person. I think

 
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The pen is mightier than the QWERTY

Published on May 18, 2012 in Life, Uncategorized

Here at A Race Odyssey, what you get is the real me, slightly filtered by the Delete key. I have tried recently to go paperless in my life. After all, I’m an “Internet guy,” managing blogs, websites and social media, right? Yet I have stacks

 
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A very special birthday surprise

Published on May 2, 2012 in Life, Love

My wife is amazing… Several months back we had discussed taking a little family trip as my birthday present this year. So the truth is, I wasn’t expecting to take that trip ON my birthday, which was this past Saturday. I figured we’d have a

 
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Dick Clark will always be “America’s Oldest Teenager”

Published on April 19, 2012 in Life

I went through a lot of emotions this afternoon after I heard that Dick Clark had died of a heart attack. He was 82, but he will always be remembered as “America’s Oldest Teenager.” I never was a fan of “American Bandstand” in the sense

 
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Verdict’s still out on jury duty

Published on April 13, 2012 in Leadership, Life

I pulled the letter from the mailbox and immediately started to panic. The only words I saw on the envelope were my name and “CADDO PARISH SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT.” Oh no, did I get one of those secret camera tickets for running a yellow light? It’s

 
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My open letter to the running industry

Published on April 10, 2012 in Featured, Running

Dear maker of running shoes/apparel/equipment: Thank you for all you do to make running fun and enjoyable. Without all of your latest barefoot-running technology, we would all be out there running, well, barefoot. I do have a bone to pick with you, however. When it

 
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Here’s to you, Thomas Robinson

Published on April 3, 2012 in Jayhawks

This is my public thank you to Thomas Robinson. Thank you for adding your contribution this year to the Kansas Jayhawk basketball legacy. Robinson, a junior forward, averaged a double-double this year and led the Jayhawks to the National Championship game. First runner up when

 
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What’s in a name? Everything!

I never took any marketing classes in college. Never saw any need, really. And now that I am a professional marketer, I realize I learned one of my most important marketing lessons from running. I HATED polyester as a kid. I absolutely could not stand

 
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There’s a lot to like here

Melissa shared this video with me earlier today. She knows the things that move me. First, I enjoy historic photographs. I really enjoy old pictures from the newspaper industry. You know, the pressmen wearing the paper hats, newsrooms filled with typewriters and cigarette smoke, all

 
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Meet the neighbors

Published on March 27, 2012 in Nature

When Melissa and I moved into our house four years ago, we weren’t sure what all to expect. We knew we were moving to a beautiful place with some wonderful neighbors. We never expected this pair, though. Meet Mel and Suzy. They showed up that

 
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