Yesterday I ran a contest to see if people knew the significance of this photo. I was surprised so many of you did. Way to know cycling, or random facts, or geek trivia, whatever fits you. And then we opened it up for a second contest to see if anybody could come up with a funny explanation of the photo. Out of more than 200 entries, in which on more than one occasion I looked at Lucy and rolled [...]
Okay, the first person who can correctly say why this photo is significant, on this day, wins a free book. Here is a hint, today is Bastille Day. Have fun!
••••POSTED LATER*****BUT YOU CAN STILL WIN. READ ON******
We have a winner. Joanna gets the Yellow Jersey, and a copy of A Million Miles.
The answer: In todays running of The Tour de France, cyclists were not allowed to wear radios. Race organizers did this to make the race more exciting. [...]
My friends Chase and Mellisa Reeves are, as I type, bringing their son Aiden into the world. We are all following Chase’ twitter updates as though they were weather forecasts. It’s like being around a radio in the forties or something. So tonight I went on a walk and said a prayer for Aiden, and for Chase and Mellisa, who have had a hard labor. I also wrote Aiden a “welcome to the world” poem. Welcome, Aiden, to your [...]
A few months ago I wrote about my roomate, Justin Zoradi who started an organization called These Numbers Have Faces, a non-profit providing scholarships for students in South Africa. Many of you jumped in and supported his work. We actually hired Justin at The Mentoring Project as our Director of Communication. He works for us part time, and still manages These Numbers as they grow and provide more scholarships.
I wanted to share something of a celebration video with you [...]
I won’t follow anybody who can’t admit a mistake. I led a college group at a church once, and as part of a series I created I asked all the pastors at the church to address the college group regarding mistakes they made when they were the age of my students. The pastors agreed, save one, who, as humbly as he could, explained he hadn’t made any mistakes. As the years went on, I noticed something about this pastor, [...]
We are nearly finished booking the Million Miles Tour. I’ll be hitting the road, speaking in 65 cities this fall. In about a month, I’ll post the names of the cities, and information about when and where I will be. I’m very much looking forward to hitting the road with this book. Susan Isaacs will be out with me and she is very funny, so it should be a good night for all. We still have several cities we want to [...]
Thank you to everybody who donated through our Fathers Day Campaign. By now, you or your fathers should have received your packages. Because of you, we increased our monthly recurring donations by 20%. And because of you, several more church programs will be created through The Mentoring Project and those programs will mentor many, many more young men growing up without fathers. Our communications director will keep you posted via your e-mail. We are very grateful for our partnership with [...]
My friend David Wenzel, who is inspiring all of us who know him right now, found out just last week that he has a tumor in his brain. He hit his head while at a conference in San Francisco, and was later taken to the hospital, where they discovered the tumor. Had he not hit his head, the tumor would most likely have gone undetected. Dave is a special guy. Everybody who meets him loves him. He’s remarkably creative and [...]