Be Like Woody

Be Like Woody

When I graduated college from East Carolina University in 1992, my dream was to run for public office. I wanted to be elected on a platform of bringing together leaders from both sides of the aisle and delivering real, bipartisan change to the American people. I know...
Cry It Out

Cry It Out

Last week, I was driving my son Tate to school. I noticed he was a bit quieter than usual, so I asked if anything was on his mind. “Daddy,” he said, “I was watching TV last night and The Notebook came on.” I admit I was a little taken aback. The only movies...
Seventeen Inches

Seventeen Inches

A few weeks ago, my good friend Link Wilfley emailed me a story about a famous college baseball coach named John Scolinos. In 1996, after he’d been retired for a few years, Scolinos gave a keynote address at the annual American Baseball Coaches Association convention...
More Like Garry

More Like Garry

At the end of August 1988, my parents dropped me off for my freshman year at East Carolina University, handed me a Walmart bag full of school supplies and snacks, and drove eight hours back to New York. When I shut the door to my dorm room, I suddenly realized that I...
The Sixteenth Second

The Sixteenth Second

A few weeks ago, I was having dinner with my daughter, Caroline. She’s heading off to college in a few years, so I’m trying to spend as much time with her as humanly possible. We got talking about school, and she mentioned offhand that her GPA was 4.35. “I didn’t even...