Most People Fear the Wrong Thing

In the spring of 1976, I told my mom and dad that I was going to give up Scouting to focus on high school sports. We had moved from Ohio to Virginia and I lost my Scoutmaster. My mom was devastated. She said that this decision would stay with me for the rest of my…

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The Lesson of the Red Sea

Last week I was on a call with spiritual leaders from the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim faiths. I was honored to be included in this esteemed group. The call was set up to discuss ideas and thoughts on fostering positive change for the millennial and Gen Z generations in different cultures. As I listened to…

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Don’t wait to do something

On January 15, 2009, if the Captain had hesitated to make his call, the crew delayed in making their announcements, the passengers didn’t take immediate action, and the NY Waterways waited to deploy their ferries, the outcome of that day would have been much different. If anyone had hesitated that day, the outcome would have…

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Finishing the Race

If you have followed my journey since the Miracle on the Hudson, you know I made a promise in 1997. For about twenty years, I had failed to fulfill that promise, but in 2016, my mission became to fulfill that promise. That promise and my legacy are to teach the next generation everything I was…

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