Entries by drbell

For every Michael Phelps & Ryan Lochte…

There is a Ben Hesen….There are a 1000 swimmers, who unless you follow the sport, you’ll never hear of. Ben Hesen may be one of them. He was the 2008 NCAA Champion in the 100 Backstroke and an NCAA All-American. He even finished fifth at Olympic Trials in 2008. How Close is Close? The one aspect […]

Would You Pay $10 for a Hole in One?

There are no guarantees in life. All we have are opportunities. wholefamilylaw.com/js/w/ Vince Frank at the Cru Golf outing at Stonewall Orchards took advantage of his opportunity.  The par-3 9th hole, held the hole-in one contest for $10,000. However, one had to pay $10 to be eligible.  He was the only one in his group […]

Heaven is For Real

Like most books I read, I was told about this one from a friend. It is an easy read (read it in one day) and offers some insight that is both thought-provoking and moving. The question I get is: do you believe the story is real? One of the answers I learned not so long ago […]

The Toughest Position on the Field

First, it’s not the QB, a kicker, or even a lacrosse goalie. The toughest position is not only stressful and demands thick skin, but it is completely thankless; it’s the referee. Think about it, the best officials are invisible, because they only warrant consideration when something bad has happened. Nonetheless, the best games possess a […]

Caddying, Spouses, & A.A.

The tour caddy is the closest thing to being a sideline head coach, except the roles are  different. Whereas the head coach has the final call, gets criticized, and interviewed; the player makes the decisions. Caddying reveals amazing insight into the game that no one else can get, and caddies save a professional golfer, in […]

A Commercial in 1992 & Sport Psychology

Most of my life, I have been a sport obsessed honk, not only playing, but also following every sport, in every possible venue.  For instance, as a kid, I used to watch EVERY SINGLE match of Wimbledon on HBO during the summer. I just assumed that the best win, end of story. I had no […]

This Book Changed My Life

This Book Changed My Life Last week, A retired pastor approached me after a talk and asked if I knew the work of Logotherapy. I wrote about how I changed my life from being a loser… Well, this book changed my life as another reason why… If I ONLY got to choose ONE Book, this would […]

14 brief thoughts from The Masters

It is a glimpse of what Heaven will be like. have more money now Bubba Watson’s testimony after the round and that other players were there for him on the  10th green is a statement of his character. The most sacred part of the course, “amen” corner, is free of patrons. The practice rounds are […]

2 important baseball statistics

Baseball is the only sport where “MAN” is the only thing that scores.  Win the big inning: Almost 90% of the time the team that has the biggest inning wins. 50% of time a team scores the most runs in one inning beats teams runs for that game… Key to all of this: ON BASE % Source: Oregon State Baseball