Beautifully Awkward, Take 2: Bumming it as Coach

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All you need to know about one of my most revered coach heroes is that he was known as “Bum.”

I draw on others, too. Mike Shanahan, the former Broncos coach. I look to legendary John Wooden and inspirational Jim Valvano, in college basketball. When I need to be a tactician, a teacher or a motivator, you can’t beat them.

They have an abundance of championships to prove it.

Bum Phillips, though, never won a Super Bowl. Hell, he never even got to one. But any coach who’s been on the hot seat or a lame duck or any such sticky situation must channel his inner Bum now and then. Especially for the beautifully awkward.

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Thank You – For Being a Character in My Story

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I’m ready to hit reset.

I’m looking for a plan. Some way I can definitively see when to do what and how much of it to do and how to do it and how to quit. I want to do 7,329 things and might only have room for 7,320.

What goes? What stays? A lot of what I want to do has to do with gratitude.

I want to not only visit blogs for those who comment on mine right away, but I also want to check out blogs for those who write compelling comments on other blogs (that’s how I found many of you, incidentally.)

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