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The allure of shiny objects seems to be part of the human condition. We like stuff that’s new. That even applies to points on the calendar. At a certain season in time, we share best wishes for the months ahead. And though I personally find...

The volume of packages coming and going has certainly increased in the past few weeks. It’s that time of year. But not all presents come in a carton. Imagine the delight someone might feel upon receiving a delivery of forgiveness. Or how about a generous portion of kind words? Acceptance, patience, an act of service,...

People who seem to know such things have said that at any moment – right now for example – there are jet fighters on airstrips, fueled and running, with pilots in the cockpits, able to deploy immediately if needed. If that’s true, the details are...

In keeping with the season, I’ve recently been reflecting on everything for which I’m thankful. Shame on me. The list starts off noble enough: family, friends, health. But it goes downhill from there. Soon I’m thinking of the house where I live, good food, my car...

No doubt you’ve heard about the amazing act of athleticism that occurred on October 12, 2019, when Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya ran a marathon in under two hours – the first time this has ever been done. His pace of 4:34 per mile can be...

Sail boaters and power boaters have an ongoing friendly debate – which one is better? The story below illustrates that discussion and draws a good metaphor to life. Some people were out on a sailboat – quiet and serene – when a power boat roared up...

Two men sat looking up into the sky. One said, “It’s wonderful that we can send people to explore the Moon and communicate all over the world by bouncing sound waves off large devices that orbit Earth.” His friend replied, “You are insane! Such feats...

People who live in Geneva, Switzerland speak primarily French. I discovered that when I spent a week’s vacation there. And although most of the Swiss know English fairly well, I wanted to be slightly less obvious as a unilingual American. To my amazement this wasn’t...

The word “negative” usually signifies something bad. But that’s not the case when the discussion is about a concept known as “negative splits.” Negative splits is a term used in the worlds of running and similar sports. It m eans that the most recent portion of the overall...

Anybody who’s watched a Civil War movie (or has heard the Iron Man theme by Imagine Dragons) is familiar with the term “Ready. Aim. Fire.” Classically speaking, it’s a series of commands that officers used to order soldiers to discharge their weapons. The concept is...