Greater than Gold

Earlier this month, I had the honor to return as a motivator and chaplain during the XXXI Olympiad outreach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2012, I was on location for opening ceremonies of the Olympics in London, England but this time I was there for last eleven days and flew home after closing ceremonies. [...]

By | 2016-09-01T01:19:15+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Greater than Gold

Game Changer

This week the world lost an icon. For my family we lost a friend. No exaggeration or embellishment. Meadowlark Lemon was my childhood hero and as an adult an inspiration. We were close friends and he served as a mentor and we spoke frequently on the phone and shared the stage at various events in [...]

By | 2016-01-03T00:47:03+00:00 January 3rd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Game Changer

Full Circle

This week I had the privilege to do something special. It was my HONOR to return exactly thirty years later and speak at my junior high - John Hanson in Waldorf, MD. In 1985-1986, I was an eighth grade student and was President of our Student Government. We had over 800 students then and I [...]

By | 2015-05-30T01:04:25+00:00 May 30th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Full Circle

Presidential Pardon

The day before Thanksgiving, I was invited back at the White House and had the privilege to cover the President's remarks on the annual pardoning of the turkey. This year he didn't pardon one but two and their names are "Mac" & "Cheese." No this event had nothing to do with the debate on amnesty [...]

By | 2014-11-28T23:31:19+00:00 November 28th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Presidential Pardon

CLASS ACT

BACK TO SCHOOL: Yesterday, it was my honor to return to Malcolm Elementary to catch up with my all time favorite teacher - Mr. Walter. He was my K-5 PE teacher and he is ageless. For forty years he has taught PE and retiring next week. Days when I should have been sick and stayed [...]

By | 2014-06-05T13:36:03+00:00 June 5th, 2014|Blog|18 Comments

Teamwork

Over the years, I have been blessed to see some pretty amazing things and other than sitting at an inauguration watching the transfer of power, especially exchange of two different political parties one of my favorite things to witness is the transporting of an American President. In the past, I was honored to fly on [...]

By | 2014-02-03T15:14:59+00:00 February 3rd, 2014|Blog|7 Comments

Welcome Aboard – AIR FORCE ONE

On President's Day Weekend, I was born in our Nation's Capital on a cold Sunday, February morning in 1972. My mother worked at the U.S. Capitol Historical Society and Dad was still a young cop with the United States Capitol Police. Mom shared that she almost went into labor with me in the hallowed halls [...]

By | 2014-01-09T21:46:04+00:00 January 9th, 2014|Blog|11 Comments