Keep Your _____ Chin Up!

Good advice, although you have to work for it.



That was my neighbor’s license plate. It took me quite some time to figure out its meaning.

He was a golfer. I wasn’t much of one then and I’m not much of one now.

But after some indeterminate amount of time, I figured out this clever little acronym.




Keep Your F****** Head Down.

It’s good advice to remember out on the links.

In fact, if you only remember one thing at all – that’s it.

A little aggressive (such vulgarity!), but memorable to be sure.




Good advice.

I’m pondering a similar license plate:




No – it’s not Kentucky Fried Chicken University.

That doesn’t make any sense. (Or does it?)

Keep Your F****** Chin Up.

There are lots of reasons to feel sorry for yourself these days.

  • The government….
  • The housing market….
  • The price of gas….
  • The state of your golf game….

Buck up, camper.

If not for yourself, do it for those around you.




To borrow the mantra from WXRT Chicago radio host Lin Brehmer: “It’s great to be alive.”

Yeah, it is.



Bradley Hartmann is founder and el presidente at Red Angle (, a Spanish language training firm focused on the construction industry. He likes golf, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Universities and Lin Brehmer. And yes – both license plates referenced are available.

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