My Greatest Adventure: Rafting in the Grand Canyon

A few weeks ago, I completed my greatest adventure to date. I went rafting for 7 days down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. On Day 8, I hiked up Bright Angel Trail. Here’s what  I wrote the day after completing the hike to the top of the Grand Canyon. After a 7-day rafting… Read More

Reflections of 30 Years in Business: From Being a Broken Man to Meeting Presidents

The year is 1991. Great things are happening for me and my fast-growing business.  I am getting more comfortable as a business leader, though it was all new to me. I was learning by trial and error, and I made more errors than good decisions. I was never a high-ranking officer in any company before… Read More

Reflections on 30 Years in Business: The Day I Met Herman Russell

Reflections on the 30th anniversary of CD Moody Construction Company: Meeting Herman J. Russell It was a hot evening in August 1974, and we had just finished two-a-days at football practice at Morehouse College. I was a freshman from Ann Arbor, Michigan. A teammate from Atlanta asked me to go with him to a friend’s… Read More

Reflection of 30 Years in Business: The day I turned down MJ

Reflections on our 30th Anniversary of C D Moody Construction Company. This is one of my top 3 moments and turning points in my business. It was the early 1990’s and I was introduced to an potential investor and partner. I knew if I wanted to grow fast and not struggle forever I would need… Read More

How and why it can take decades to speak up about sexual abuse

The news has been flooded lately with survivors of sexual abuse or assault speaking up. Some survivors have been silent for 50 years or more. Many people question their story because the survivors have been quiet for so long. I am here to share how it took me 46 years to get the courage and… Read More

What advice would I give my 22-year-old self?

Thursday, August 24, 2017, was an awesome night. I was recognized as one of ‘Atlanta’s Most Admired CEOs.’ When we came onstage to get our awards, we had to select one question to answer. The question I selected: “What advice would I give my 22-year-old self?” That night I only had a few minutes, so… Read More

My Wife Karla is the Best

As we approach Karla’s 61st birthday this Saturday, I’ll share a little about this special woman, and tell you why she is so special to our family and to me. In 1990, she became a registered nurse. She served as a hospice nurse for 20 years before retiring. In 1992, I said out loud for… Read More

For Just a Moment …….

As you look at the pictures of the sunsets and listen to the videos on the beach, imagine for just a moment, the world is still. We would listen to the waves every evening. Karla and I would have the beach to ourselves at night. We would watch the sunset and stay late into the… Read More

What I Learned from Sprinkles

I am writing this post 24 hours after the passing of “Mr. Sprinkles.” For 17.25 years, Sprinkles was our family dog, a Bichon. He came home with us when he was 8 weeks old in 1999. Here’s some background on how I felt about getting a small fluffy house dog. In 1998, we rescued a… Read More