Tip of the Week

The Worst, The Best, and The Code

April 8, 2024

At a NHL hockey game last week the players waited for the opening whistle, and then rather than begin a hockey game, they began a fight.  We think that’s childish.  On the other hand, consider all the great positives that have come from women’s basketball this year.  We have read story after story of good…

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The U. of Houston and the Code

March 27, 2024

We know we’re in the month of madness. The University of Houston had a 10 point lead with only 1:24 to go. Somehow they lost it, and found themselves in overtime. In overtime they found themselves without four of their five starters who had all fouled out – including their All-America point guard and Big 12 Player of…

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The Oscars and The Code

March 11, 2024

There has been a lot of discussion about the Oscars – who would win what?   Some people think Hollywood is always praising itself, giving out awards in so many categories that it is all just an exercise in self-congratulating.  What do you think about giving out awards?  Should a young kid get a reward just…

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The Chiefs, Your Facilities and The Code

February 29, 2024

The Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl but came in 31st out of 32 teams in the players’ assessment of the teams’ total environment (for details go to NFLPA.com).  The purpose of the survey is a positive one: “to highlight positive clubs, identify areas that could use improvement, and highlight best practices and standards.” …

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Caitlin Clark and the Code

February 19, 2024

Caitlin Clark is the most important sports story of the year because she is the highest scorer in the history of women’s college basketball.  In addition to that are her incredible numbers in assists and rebounds.  But what kind of person and teammate is she?  In what ways do you think she most exemplifies the…

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Elmo and The Code

February 6, 2024

A week ago that loveable Sesame Street character Elmo asked his over 450,000 followers on X “Just checking in! How’s everyone doing?” To his surprise he was inundated with a lot of answers, and almost all were not good. It turns out many people are unhappy, sad, depressed and generally miserable because of the situation in Ukraine, Gaza,…

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Tyler Bass and the Code

January 23, 2024

Most sports fans know that the Buffalo Bills’ Tyler Bass missed a field goal that would have tied the game against the Kansas City Chiefs. As always, whenever at the end of the game there is a great play to win, or a missed opportunity that results in a loss everyone focuses on that one…

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New Year’s Resolutions and the Code

January 11, 2024

Many people who made New Year resolutions have already given up on them. This week how about taking a look at the Code and choosing one tenet you want to work on for the next month or two, and then set a goal for yourself with it. The key to succeeding is to set a…

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The Holiday Spirit and the Code

December 21, 2023

This is the time of year when everyone seems kinder, more patient, more generous and more concerned with others than the rest of the year. Hanukkah and Christmas occur in this time, but the spirit of the season seems to be one that is caught by all people, of faith or no faith. It is…

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FSU, Bad Calls, and the Code

December 8, 2023

We think that most sports fans would agree that FSU “deserved” to be in the college playoff, but were not chosen by the committee in what would have been equally controversial no matter who got the fourth spot. Georgia and Alabama would argue they deserved it as well. It’s one reason why we love sports,…

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