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Your Dreams Won’t Come Chasin’ You

Life lesson: If you want your dreams to come true, you’ll have to work really hard at chasing them, because as my pops told me… Your dreams won’t come chasin’ you.

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This life lesson is one of my favorites. It is also one of the reasons I wanted to write Adventures in Raceland. I wanted to go out and create something, so I did. It was about 4 years ago and still simply a dream waiting to be put to into words. I had all my reasons and plenty of inspiration but it was ME who put pen to paper, or rather fingers to keyboard. I did it and no one else.

Of course I wouldn’t be where I am without the love and support of family and friends, but Adventures in Raceland wasn’t going to write itself.

You can go anywhere in life you desire to. Some of it is luck but about 99% is the work you put into it. Life is what you make of it so reach for the stars and set your goals higher than you can imagine. You might get there eventually but never stop improving yourself and you will prevail. Success is a great place to be but the feeling of accomplishment is even better. 

Never Give Up, Ever!

This week I am bringing to you a sneak preview of the upcoming adventures of Keegan and Kyle McKay. 

Keegan McKay’s on the hill again today, pitching for the Hot Rod High Speed Demons. He’s had an awesome season and most people say he’s the reason HRH will be going to State this year for the the first time ever. images (1)

But, he’s not the only reason! Not with Kyle McKay stealing bases like crazy and robbing opponents of hit after hit from his shortstop position. And, there’s Deuce Wheeler catching everything hit to center field with one miracle catch after the other.

But there also been two surprise heroes this year. First, there’s Wendy Wheeler breaking the sex barrier and playing great defense at second base. She’s the first girl to ever play baseball in this league and she’s having a great season.

Next, is HRH’s amazing new catcher. They say this guy never played a minute of organized sports before, but he runs the defense from behind the plate like he’s been doing it all his life. Plus, he’s got the best average on the team and leads the league with 23 home runs. There’s no doubt that Keegan McKay never would have thrown that no hitter without Chili Peppers behind the plate.

…. So what do you think? Are you ready to read more about the boys and their next big adventures? 

Life Lessons: Win or Lose

Life lesson: Be a good sport whether you win or lose because nobody likes a poor sport.

Going back to my first post about why I created RodKingz, the life lessons included in the book are my direct way of creating wholesome entertainment. Why shouldn’t the fun things in life such as RodKingz instill good values and include positive messages?

Kindness and Sportsmanship

Kindness and Sportsmanship

This life lesson can be applied to a flag football game or even a professional situation. Whether you come out on top or somehow drop the ball, show class either way. It all starts with attitude. If you positively convey the right attitude you can earn respect from others. You can’t learn to respect others until you learn to respect yourself. Start with self-respect, maintain a positive attitude, and uphold these values to everyday situations. You will go far in life with this mindset.

Here are some good sportsmanship examples I would like to share. Read these and think about what self-less acts of kindness you could do. 10 Acts of Good Sportsmanship. These are types of values I also instill in my boys and their team. Though they are winners they proudly hold their titles with class.

A Forward: Sunnyvale, USA

For this week’s blog post, I am bringing to you the Forward from Adventures in Raceland as a preview for what will come in the book. If you’re interested in purchasing a copy, simply click  here

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For many, our town will feel like a melancholy memory of a different place and time. Maybe not better, or even as good, but surely different than where they live now.

For others, it;s a fantasy that never could have been. They won’t understand because it didn’t happen to them. The truth is, it wasn’t that long ago that Sunnyvale could have been Anysmalltown, USA. 

This is where we grew up, and it’s still very real, at least it is to us. 

Here is an anonymous local’s view of our fine town, that I found just the other day hanging on a sparking clean wall in the Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce;

Sunnyvale’s the place where we choose to live, love, learn and race. Forget or forgive – Whatever it takes. The streets are all new, well lit and wise, and the people are few with something to hide. Windows don’t need bars. You won’t need a gun. There’s nothing to fear, and no reason to run. See, every day is easy, sunny and bright – racing’s our thing, we never need fight.  People know ’bout wrong but choose to do right. Our kids are respectful, innocent and good – and do all things mom says they should.  Everyone’s important and kids can be kings. And you can still talk to your dad about any ole thing.

Those were the good days my friend, that for many, too quickly they came to an end for your children the following story I penned…