Born on Third Base

Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.” — Coach Barry Switzer Completely Out of Touch I often marvel at how out of touch I am (and have generally been all of my life) with contemporary culture, and I literally know nothing about sports. If asked to correctly identify what sport each… Continue reading

Northern Lights: Day 2 — London

Kindness saves the day, no: saves the whole vacation! Our driver was the nicest man, very personable. I think he was especially happy that the traffic on New Year’s Eve was so light, almost end of the world apocalypse kind of light: where *was* everyone! He was an older fellow, had retired from work in the fashion industry. We chit… Continue reading

The Challenge of Charity

Last night I was blasting through the TV channels here at the hotel trying to find something of interest to watch. I stumbled upon a reality TV show playing the surveillance video from a convenience store where a bat-wielding thief came toward the man at the cashier demanding money and threatening to kill him. The cashier reached down and pulled… Continue reading

Heart Warming

Yesterday I listened to a presenter at Emory who reminded me of something I read years ago when he said it, “The opposite of love isn’t hate. It’s fear.” We live in such fearful times. And I don’t think all fear is unhealthy at all. But this free hugs movement, started by Juan Mann a few years back, points us… Continue reading