Be Harder on Yourself

Justice 11/20/2019 I’ve been told by some that I am too hard on myself. Most likely that is true. I am hard on myself, because I know I am can be better today than I was yesterday. The best way I know how to do that is to mercilessly critique what I do or don’t […]

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Be Not Deceived

Justice 11/13/2019 A car is a miraculous machine consisting of thousands of intricate parts. If the car is to perform at an optimum level, those parts have to work together. To get it to go, you have to put in the fuel source it requires. Put something else in there and sooner or later, your […]

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In the Pleasure Zone

Justice 11/6/2019 Okay, so the title may have you thinking of something else. And though the epicureans had some really great insights, I tend to lean toward more of a stoic mindset. A goal I have in mind for my son is to help him pursue the things he loves. Whether it is in sports, […]

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Choosing For Growth

10/30/2019 Justice “Make good choices.” It is the advice I most often give my son. He can either choose to do the right thing, or he can make the other choice. The magnitude of his decisions at his age aren’t very consequential. At the worst, he can get into trouble or get hurt. When it […]

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Attitude Adjustment, Character Correction

Justice 10/23/2019 I was asked for help on a project, and I didn’t have a good attitude about it. I had something else I wanted to do and didn’t want to burn daylight assisting in another area. It is easy to correct my son when he gets a poor attitude. It is easy to call […]

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To Revenge Not

Justice 10/9/2019 Monday night, I caught a little of the Cleveland Browns vs. San Francisco 49ers football game. In this one-sided affair one incident really stood out to me. Rookie defensive end Nick Bosa of the 49ers sacked the Browns quarterback, Baker Mayfield. It was an excellent play. Bosa then got up and waved an […]

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Finding Your (Sober) Purpose

Justice 10/2/2019 When you look at that bottle, what are you hoping it will do for you? Will it numb the pain or help you forget? Will it make you happy or relieve your tension? We have many reasons for wanting to uncork the bottle. If you can enjoy responsibly, then you don’t have much […]

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Real World Knowledge

Justice 8/7/2019 This week I have been listening to Jocko Podcast #183 with Jack Carr. Jack Carr is a retired Navy Seal and author. As the son of a librarian, he acquired a love for books and learning at an early age. Mix that with his pedigree in the Navy, and you find yourself with […]

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With Respect to Yourself

Justice 5/30/19: With Respect to Yourself Consider yourself. Take a look in the mirror. Take a look into your past. What have you done? What are your qualities, your achievements? Who are you? Have you conducted yourself in a way that is worthy of respect? Have you treated your body, soul, and spirit with respect? […]

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Judge Yourself

Justice 5/22/2019: Judge Yourself Of course, we want to be honest in how we deal with other people, but… We also need to be honest with ourselves. Can you do it? Can you be honest with how you truly assess where you are at? We need to take a moment and see where we are. […]

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