I spent last week at the Air Force Academy watching my fiancé graduate and had the chance to hear a speech by President George W. Bush. I was impressed by his composure, thoughtfulness, charisma, and overall likeability displayed throughout the day (including a fantastic speech to the graduating class). He carried himself in a humble manner, but jumped at the opportunity to “connect” with the cadets in more meaningful ways. Some of the antics included: Chest bumps, Heisman poses, back-to-back, and a cell phone call to one of the graduates mother. In addition, he took the time to shake every graduates hand and saluted most of them as well (1012 cadets).
On an unrelated note, I saw Keith Urban and Kenny Chesney last night at the University of Phoenix Stadium—Urban is way better live than Chesney by the way. Urban was pure energy, entertainment, and talent while Chesney was more old school country with his cowboy hat, rhythm guitar, and laid back attitude.
The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to Being a Groom by Jennifer Lata Rung and Mark Rung
Gods of Tin by James Salter
In A Pit with A Lion On A Snowy Day by Mark Batterson
The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror by Bernard Lewis
-The Wedding (13 days!)
-Wondering if my car is about to die because I’m sensing a problem I’ve had before (last time I needed a new transmission…ouch!)
-Trying to decide if I should renew my subscription to Fortune Magazine…It has been a very informative magazine, but I may move on to something a little deeper with more of a global spin (The Economist?)