Don’t accept rejection, my grandaddy didn’t

My granddaddy grew up in the country working the family farm. He was an average student, an athlete and a young man determined to be the best he could be. To that end, he applied to go to college at Berry College and was summarily rejected. Here is how my grandfather...

3 Item Challenge – Day 10

So far the 3 item challenge has been embarrassingly easy. I have been working through my closet and giving away clothes that should have left my life long ago. For instance, yesterday I started looking at the dress pants in my closet. I have held onto these pants for...

Give context for good communication please

Communication centers around context. If I say to my wife, "how much did you spend?" as she is bringing in grocery bags from the car, the context and question are clear. But, if I ask my wife, "how much did you spend?" at the end of the day while sitting on the sofa,...

The 3 Item Challenge – Introduction

Lately, I have been troubled by the quantity of items I own. My closet is overflowing with clothes I don't wear. My bedside table drawer is filled with junk that is useless. My office drawers are filled with things I "might use" one day, but know I never will. I have...

Weird traditions create great culture (a family story)

Last year on vacation at Gulf Shores I stood on the balcony and noticed a cool pier down the beach. So, for one of our family activities, I suggested that we walk to it. My wife and I set out with our five kids in tow and headed to the pier. After about an hour of...

Why I blog

I blog for my kids. I want them to know what I'm about, what I think and how I live. I want my kids and their kids to be able to read my blog after I'm gone and feel as if they know me, connect with me. I want to influence who they are and who they become. I want to...

People are so interesting

Thursday afternoon I dropped off our family can at the dealership and caught the shuttle back to my house. The guy that drove me home was Misal. Misal is an Indian name, but Misal is not from India, he grew up in Zimbabwe and just one year ago immigrated to the United...

Adam J. Walker

Adam J. Walker

Thinker, Doer, Learner, Life Adventurer

Husband, Father of 5, Thinker, Doer. Wearer of fedoras. I work in Digital Marketing at Sideways8 & support nonprofits at 48in48.

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