Its always interesting the people you meet in life, if you take the time to talk with them. While chatting during the paint job, I learned that the painter (who happened to be a general contractor, who also fixed a hole in the wall while he was there) used to be a skateboarding pro in Charlotte back in the day (70s and 80s I'm guessing). We also talked a lot about life and music, especially a touching story about his good friend and his great guitar compositions.Read More
Congrats to the 2015 US Women's Soccer Team. World Cup Champions for the third time!Read More
Stephen Curry's transformation from an undersized, overlooked high school kid to the best player in the league (and quite possibly the best shooter in NBA history), has been quite the eye opener for basketball fans across the world. But being from Charlotte adds an additional layer of pride for all of us who grew up with the Hornets in the 80's.Read More
Happy Chinese New Year! 2015 is the year of the Wooden Ram (or Sheep or Goat).
People born in the year of the Ram are kind, tender and sympathetic, as well as creative. Because of their softer side (Sheep), they are symbolic of peace and harmony. Wood relates to trees which relate to the color green. Wood by its very nature, is the element associated with all living things, the "spring" or life renewal process.
Dean Smith is known by most people as the former coach of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Team. That's who he was by vocation, and he excelled at it more than just about any coach in the history of sports.
We can cite his then record-breaking 879 coaching victories, 17 ACC Titles, 11 Final Fours, 2 National Championships, and Gold Medal in the 1976 Olympics. We can cite his monstrous streaks, and the number of players he helped get to the NBA. But these incredible accomplishments pale in comparison to what he achieved on a human level. Because coaching to him was a means to an end...Read More