Be Thankful


This blog has reached a milestone. I launched the Coach Mahr blog 4 years ago with my initial posts on May 7, 2017. My most recent post, The Grill Will Let Go of the Protein, was my 150th distinct post. I am amazed that the blog has reached this level. The cumulative blogs total at […]

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Lessons Learned

The title of this blog post was the subtitle of the ‘book’ that started all of this. In 2008, as my oldest daughter was graduating from high school, I put on paper my insights and reflections of what I had learned over time for her to have as a reference throughout her life.  That gift

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Our Home

At the baseball park run by our Lion’s Club, my wife Vicki painted on the wall of the concession stand the saying, “In baseball, as in life, all the important things happen at home.” This is such a perfect phrase for a Little League ballfield filled with kids from 5 to 18. Home plate is

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When I hear the word ‘Cherish,’ the first thing I think of is the pop song by The Association from 1966. The song, which was written in a half hour, reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The record label frowned on the song saying it sounded “too old and archaic,” however 50

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Gratitude is not a feeling or an act. Gratitude needs to be a virtue and an attitude. Philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero, “Gratitude is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all virtues.” It is a thankfulness for what we “have” as opposed to looking at what we “don’t have?” God gave us what

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Little Things

The Carr Fire, as of today has destroyed nearly two thousand structures and claimed seven lives. It is the sixth most destructive fire in California’s history. All it took to start this tragic inferno was a single spark of a tire rim scraping asphalt in an environment of extreme drought and oppressive heat. In the

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