Champions' Blog

Archive for May, 2011

  • Some Of Us Just Don’t Get It

      Since I’ve been an adult, I’ve been conscious of the idea that a government can’t legislate the hearts of its people.  Never has that been more clear than with the recent actions of the Alabama Senate. One hundred and fifty years after the start of The Civil War, and […]

  • The Power of Music on Attitude

      For as long as I can remember, music has had the power to directly influence my mood.  At first, I noticed that if I couldn’t understand why I was feeling a certain way, there was often music in the background that I may not have been conscious of that […]

  • The Antelope & The Lion

      When I was young, I was fascinated by a show called “Wild Kingdom.”  It highlighted a different species each show, and demonstrated how they survived in the wild.  I was entranced by the beauty of the animals, and by how unusual they were to my world in The Bronx.  […]

  • Fire Ants Can Give A Workshop On Teamwork

      I often remark to my workshop participants how amazing it is where we can find life lessons, and who we can learn them from.  Not only can we learn from doctoral-level educators at Ivy League schools, we can learn from people in any walk of life and with little […]

  • 19

      On May 20, 1966, PFC Gilliam Moore, A Company, 1st of the 503rd, 173rd Airborne Brigade, attached to the 101st Airborne Division, was killed in action in the jungles of Vietnam.  He was 19 years old. You can find out more about him, including medals earned, by clicking here. […]

  • Precious Life

      One of the signature workshops of The Berlack Method life skills training series is entitled The Tapestry.  In it, I describe the intricate and infinitely complicated physical and spiritual connections that we all share.  It is, if I do say so myself (but you don’t have to take my […]

  • Little Brother

      Before Israel Sullivan was born, his father – my cousin – Dustin Sullivan gave me the honor of being his godfather.  To say that I was humbled would be an understatement.  What can I teach him?  How can I have a positive impact on his life?  As someone who […]

  • The Gray Line

      Angelina Lange, a 17 year-old senior at St. Anthony’s High School in Bay Shore, New York, was denied permission to take her ex-girlfriend to the prom.  Her options: go by herself, find a male date, or stay home. See newspaper article here. Brother Gary Cregan, Principal of the Roman […]

  • Who’s Buying The Cow?

      One week from today, on Thursday May 19, 2011, Caprice Smith, President of SharperMinds Consultants and I will present the last in the “Third Thursdays” series of community open forums.  The title for this one: “Who’s Buying The Cow? Mr. & Mrs. vs. Baby Daddy & Baby Mama.”  It […]