Posts Tagged ‘life’

Living in Your Own Skin

Last week, I was hanging out with some kids and we were talking about how everyone is different and being comfortable with who you are. I ended up explaining it as being in your own skin and they liked it. It grooved with them, and it grooved with me too.



Tragedy Struck the Watkins House

By: Rad Watkins

This last Sunday, tragedy struck the Watkins house. I had borrowed a friend’s skid steer to get some work done around the barn. It was a great deal of work and I was at it for hours, from Friday night through most of the beautiful 85° weekend. By Sunday afternoon, I was running out of time and had a ways to go. By the time 3:30p rolled around, I could see the end was in site.



The Question is Not How Did Prince Die, but How Did Prince Live?

This past week, Prince died and it has been all the talk. I have to admit that I have not been the biggest Prince fan over the last 30 years. I listened to a lot of bands like the Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, Greg Brown, or old Waylon Jennings. But before that, I was a big Prince fan! I actually had Prince’s first seven albums, with six of those being vinyl (one was on tape). That is Prince, Prince for You, Dirty Mind, Controversy, 1999, Purple Rain, and Around the World in a Day (in that order). I saw him in concert two nights in a row back in 1984. I was a pretty big fan back then.

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Squeeze the Life out of Every Day

I had a recent talk in Chicago; I was the keynote speaker for the Illinois Credit Union League. Being a Chicago keynote speaker is something I really enjoy because Chicago is actually my home town. I am not much of a city boy anymore, having left over 25 years ago, but I still have fun going back.

The Wolf Personality

Being a keynote speaker in Chicago doesn’t necessarily make my life easier, because I want to visit and explore while I am there, as things change so much over the years. I guess I try to do it all on my trips. Having the wolf personality, I am kind of partial to having a good time (if you don’t know what I mean about the wolf personality, go take the Animal Leadership personality test at I like to explore and turn everything into a playful experience. This time,  there was a lot to pack in my experience of being a leadership speaker in Chicago. This time I was able to attend ReptileFest!