#TBT — Rivals, Nemeses, Friends: Me & Brad Stoffel, 1980

Here I am as a senior in high school, on the far left of the picture, with Brad Stoffel and his high school tennis coach, Bill Fleming. I'm posting this today because tomorrow, November 2, is Brad's 57th birthday.  (And also because I miss all that blond hair.) Why do...

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The Quickest Way To Avoid Relational Pain

We've all had it: relational pain. Angry words.  Intentional oversight.  Passive aggression.  Triumphant emails.  Ended friendships. Whether you are naturally wired to pursue confrontation or avoid it, the end result is the same  -- a relationship that had been at the...

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#TBT — Park Cities News, Fall, 1978

I saw this among some old photos recently:   Our local micro-newspaper, The Park Cities News, had a series of profiles on local athletes and, as a rising junior in high school, I qualified. I love the accuracy of the hindsight:  the family information is correct,...

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#TBT — Me, Davie Baird, Fall 1968

This is always been one of my favorite photos, and I brought it back home after my recent Austin trip: I'm on the right, holding the football and not looking at the camera.  To my right (left on the photo) is my best friend at the time, Davie Baird.  He was also the...

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