Daddy, a Star, and the Ceiling!

You might think a performer’s most treasured Christmas memories would revolve around aspects of the season related to his art. As a magician, writing about “the magic of Christmas” would not only be consistent with my brand, but also probably good fodder for a moderately shareable video. As a musician, I could spend pages writing […]

In Honor of Teacher Appreciation Week

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week. In honor of teachers, I’d like to tell you about a few who had an impact on my life. First, my mother, father, and my grandmother. Naturally your parents are your first teachers, but my grandmother Mildred was also an enormous influence on me. Mammaw was a high school English teacher, […]

Nothing Is Routine: A Leadership Insight from Dr. Donald Zacharias

“Nothing is routine when dealing with the lives of other people.” Dr. Donald W. Zacharias (1935-2013) President Emeritus, Mississippi State University Dr. Donald Zacharias was the president of my alma mater, Mississippi State University, during my student years. He was a model of effective leadership, masterful communication, and committed relationship-building. He died early on March […]