Jersey Magazine with Jim Monaghan

Jersey Magazine with Jim Monaghan

Jersey Magazine with Jim Monaghan

Clint Hurdle is a former Major League Baseball player, coach, and manager who took the Colorado Rockies to the World Series in 2007.

Now a special assistant to the General Manager (“Sometimes I’m more special than others,” Clint jokes) for the Rockies, Clint is one of the most positive people on the planet.

New Year’s Resolutions

A few years ago, Clint sent out an email that spoke of New Year’s Resolutions and the One Word Challenge. The idea is that instead of setting lofty goals that sound great (lose weight, work out every day, etc.) but are almost impossible to execute, pick one word as a kind of year-long mantra.

I have a terrible time staying focused. Doing the Morning Jolt, that’s not always a bad thing because things are always fluid.

There’s this song to talk about, and Florida Man’s daily antics, and then there are traffic reports to get to, plus sports.

I don’t HAVE to focus on just one thing. In fact, I can’t focus on just one thing.

At home?

It’s a completely different story. The list of projects that often take forever to finish because I’m onto the next one would make for a nice mid-size novel.

One Word Challenge

So in 2022, I decided to use the word “focus” for my One Word.

Did it work?

Sort of. But sometimes focusing on the word “focus” was a lot easier said than done.

In 2023, I chose “finish” and I was surprised at just how easy it was to follow that.

So when it came time to pick my 2024 word, I looked for synonyms for “finish” but I was coming up with words like “annihilate.”

But I don’t want to destroy anything…I just want to get things done.

To find out what my 2024 word is, and to find out what Clint’s word is, check out our conversation.

  • One Warm Coat CEO Beth Amodio

    Beth Amodio is the President and CEO of One Warm Coat which is once again this year partnering with Americorp to bring coats to communities in need on this National Day Of Service, MLK Day 2024. Since 1992, One Warm Coat has collected 8 million coats, distributing them through more than 1,500 nonprofit partners.

    This year Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is on the 15th and provides a meaningful opportunity to honor Dr. King’s legacy by fostering community engagement and service. On this day of service, One Warm Coat is partnering with Americorps to build that dream through unity, service, and transformation.

    One Warm Coat encourages participating in a coat drive as a powerful way to make a positive impact on financially disadvantaged communities.

  • Rock N Ruff

    I love meeting new rescue friends and this week on WDHA’s Rock N’ Ruff our friends from The Gingerbread House Animal Rescue and Sanctuary stopped by with the most amazing little senior Chihuahua – Roger, who we all completely fell in love with!

    Roger is a super sweet and loving little old man who loves being with his people, chasing after a tossed toy, going for mild walks, tummy scratches, and just giving snuggles and kisses. He is very well socialized, and loves meeting people and being out and social- he also enjoys being held (which you can see as I scooped him right up!)

    Roger was dumped at a NYC shelter by his owner.(How could anyone do this to such a sweet little guy?) He is a Long-Haired Chihuahua, approximately 10-11 years old, 7 pounds, perfect blood work (full senior panel), perfect full body xrays (heart, lungs, no arthritis, etc), has been brought UTD on vaccines, dewormed, chipped, had a dental with extractions, heartworm negative, neutered, and was groomed. He’s good to go!


    Roger loved his studio hang with TC

    Roger has been doing very well with the other small breed pups in his foster home although he would not mind to be your on hand only so he doesn’t “need” to have other furry friends. He is housebroken and also knows how to use potty pads if necessary- He’s so awesome!

    Given his tiny size, Roger is looking for a home with no small children and small pups too.

    If you think Roger may be a good fit for you, please reach out to the fine folks at The Gingerbread House Animal Sanctuary.

    Here is some info on their adoption process-
    Adoption Details:
    Roger’s adoption donation is $450 (all vetting has been done, see above).
    A veterinary reference is required.
    An approved application is required for all adoptions.

    And considering you may not know too much about this fine organization here is more info on The Gingerbread House-
    About the Rescue:

    The Gingerbread House Sanctuary & Rescue is a 501c3 nonprofit organization located in northern New Jersey. They welcome all small-breed pups that need a new home and are passionate about saving tiny senior and hospice pups that have special needs due to their age or medical conditions and that would likely be put down if left in a shelter. They provide exceptional medical rehabilitation care to their dogs. It is also the first time they have received any proper vetting.

    Whether they have a few weeks, months, or years to live, they will have the very best of everything for their remaining time. Pups that are young enough and/or healthy enough are adopted to loving homes after all vetting is completed. As a nonprofit organization, all donations are 100% tax deductible and go directly to the medical fund for the pups. They are a foster-based rescue (no building or overhead) and run by volunteers (no salaries). Thank you for helping their mission to save tiny seniors!

    In conclusion, I loved meeting Roger and Lynn and we hope he finds the BEST home- Roger deserves it!
    Opt To Adopt,
    Terrie Carr

    More pet-related TC/WDHA links-
    WDHA’s Rock N’ Ruff
    TC’s Rock N’ Ruff Roundtable

  • Coach Sheets' Ride In

    Jeremy Sheetinger is the head baseball coach at Georgia Gwinnett College where he led the Grizz Gang to the 2021 NAIA National Championship.

    These quick hits may, on the surface, be geared toward his fellow baseball coaches, but his motivational message can easily be applied to the classroom, workplace, and your personal relationships.

    This week, Coach Sheets is in Dallas at the American Baseball Coaches Association’s annual meeting with thousands of professional, college, high school, and youth coaches. His message this week to them, and us – how we see things can make all the difference in the world.

  • Local Look

    Looking for something fun to do in the area? Chris Swendeman has you covered with this week’s Local Look.

    There are always so many fun events happening in our local communities.  Check out what’s in store for this week in New Jersey.

    • New Jersey Devils defenseman Brendan Smith will be hosting the first ever cancer jam fundraising event today on the campus of NJIT in Newark from 12:30 to 4 PM.  Smith will be joined by his Devils teammates for an afternoon of Frisbee-throwing fun to help raise money in an effort to support local families affected by cancer. The event is supported by the New Jersey Devils with the goal of raising awareness for the Jam Kancer in the Kan Foundation. Proceeds raised from the event go to the breast center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical center.
    • Next Saturday, January 13, enjoy the winter season in Wayne at the Winter Festival at the Wayne YMCA. The festival will feature events for both adults from 9 AM to 12 PM, and a focus on kids events for the youth and family taking place from 1 to 4 PM. Visit the Wayne YMCA’s event page on Facebook for further details.


    And that’s your Local Look for this week on The Jersey Magazine.  If you’d like your event to be featured on The Local Look, you can email us at [email protected].  See you next week on 105.5 WDHA.

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