Sunday Music: “Three Hundred” By The Stereo

The first time you hear Rory Phillips as a member of The Stereo, he’s talking about being a young adult, getting woken up in the middle of the night by a girl he’s (unrequitedly, at that moment) in love with, and how she wants to go bowling.   Teenage luck. To a poppy punk soundtrack. From … Continue reading Sunday Music: “Three Hundred” By The Stereo

What A $5 Shake Can Teach You About Coaching

Empathy is asking “What’s going on beneath the surface with this person?”  Not answering it.  Just asking it. Being open to finding the answer.  Letting that be the starting point.  In Pulp Fiction, when Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) pull up to to Jack Rabbit Slims, it’s on the grounds that … Continue reading What A $5 Shake Can Teach You About Coaching

My Favorite Movie Quote (A Gut Reaction That Surprised Me)

I was doing an interview that had a set of rapid-fire questions at the end. I had a list of questions to prepare with. I just didn’t realize they were examples and not the real questions. Oops. Nothing like panic-pressure in the moment to unlock the deepest recesses of your brain.  Amidst “favorite food” and … Continue reading My Favorite Movie Quote (A Gut Reaction That Surprised Me)

Sunday Music: Like Cold November Rain (Go Easy, Rider)

When your fiancé says “Let’s put some G N’ R on” you don’t argue. You embrace being 10 again, popping the cassette into the deck, and basking in the glory of using one’s illusions.  Whatever age you were when you heard “November Rain” (or especially when you first saw the video), it sticks with you.  … Continue reading Sunday Music: Like Cold November Rain (Go Easy, Rider)