April Rule Your Nation Awards

Welcome to April’s Rule Your Nation Awards! We have a couple athletes who decided to take control of their lives in pretty unique ways. Without further delay, let’s get started. Shaila McCarthy Where did you grow up? Mostly in Wallowa County, Eastern Oregon. Enterprise is the town I mostly grew up in, but we moved…

March Rule Your Nation Awards

Happy Easter and welcome to March’s Rule Your Nation Awards! Today we have two amazing athletes who fought the odds and expectations placed upon them. So far, they’re winning, but as you’ll see from their stories, they have no intention on letting up just yet.  Read further, and you’ll see why. Steven Nelson Where did…

February Rule Your Nation Awards

Welcome to February’s Rule Your Nation Awards! This month we have a basketball player from my beloved home state who has a few things to say about Connecticut’s basketball culture. We also have a bodybuilder who has done great things in a short amount of time. Without more delay, here is the first interview. Anthony…

January Rule Your Nation Awards

Welcome to the first Rule Your Nation Awards of 2016! We have a fighters’ edition this month including two professional boxers, an olympian judoka, and a Muay Thai specialist who has practiced  an encyclopedia’s worth of martial arts.  First, introducing professional boxer, Melissa Mcmorrow. Melissa Mcmorrow Where did you grow up? I grew up in…

December Rule Your Nation Awards

Welcome to the last Rule Your Nation Awards for 2015! This year was pretty amazing, and December’s group is no different.  Today I present four stories of determination that will inspire you to do great things. Let’s get started. Haley Viloria Where are you from? I grew up in Sonoma County, California. Were you athletic…

November Rule Your Nation Awards

Welcome again to the Rule Your Nation Awards. This month we have an all male cast in honor of No Shave November. Yes, they both have facial hair. Let’s get started. D. Pight Where did you grow up? I grew up in Naugatuck, Connecticut in Lantern Park Condominiums(Also known as LP to Naugy heads- Ed.)….

October Rule Your Nation Awards

Welcome to October’s Rule Your Nation Awards! In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we have an all lady cast this time around, and their stories are incredible. Today you will meet a martial artist and teacher, two community activists, and two fitness competitors. Trust me. That was the broad strokes. Let’s get to it!…

September Rule Your Nation Awards

Hello and welcome to September’s Rule Your Nation Awards! This month features people who live their lives to the fullest in sports, fitness, business, non-profit work, and trial advocacy. These leaders need no further introduction. Let’s get started. Gary Little Tell us about yourself. Where did you grow up, go to school, etc.? My name…

August Rule Your Nation Awards

Welcome to our next round of Rule Your Nation Awards! Today we have a special treat. I’ve interviewed some people who live incredible lives. One is a fitness model and boxer, among other things.  Another is a professional basketball player. We also have two trained fighters who practice Muay Thai and 52 Blocks. Finally, we…

December/January Rule Your Nation Awards

Hello, Readers! Welcome to another segment of the Rule Your Nation Awards! The past couple months have been pretty crazy, but I come bearing gifts. The people in this segment will be honored for their life’s work, for making strong statements, and for setting records.  Unfortunately, we’ve also lost some great people who exemplified Ruling…

November Rule Your Nation Awards

Hello, readers! Welcome to November’s Rule Your Nation Awards. It has been a very good month for sports in particular, but a bad month for the family of Michael Brown and the rest of Ferguson, Missouri.  Still, some great people managed to shine a silver lining on some of the darkest moments. This month, and…

September/October Rule Your Nation Awards

Hello, readers! So with working and promoting my new book Achilla The Strong, I had to take a little hiatus from the blog, but I did not completely slack off. First, the domain name has changed to noapologiesnation.com. Second, I have kept track of current events well enough to post some Rule Your Nation Awards….