Another excerpt from my latest book, Simple Realities (The pathway to happiness and success), which is now available at and on Kindle.

          Sports can teach many lessons. Let’s consider just one of the hundreds I learned playing hockey and baseball. I was a goaltender in organized leagues for about twenty-five years. Even if I’d been the best goaltender the world has ever known, so good that I never allowed even one goal to be scored on me, without the efforts of my teammates I would never have won a single game!

             Playing a sport doesn’t build character; it reveals character.

             The trouble with being a good sport is that you have to lose to prove it.

             You don’t need violence in your heart to enjoy baseball.

             To really enjoy a sport you have to be smart enough to understand the game and stupid enough to think it’s important.

             Maybe winning isn’t everything; but you should still want to.

             To be the best you have to beat the best.

             You can learn more about a person in half an hour of play than in a year of socializing.

             Some people are good losers; the rest can’t act.

             The main value of sports statistics is they give people something to argue over.

             In sports, parity is synonymous with mediocrity.