I’m not sure just how I wound up taking a semester of rope skipping to fulfill my 1960s-something college freshman physical education requirement. Suffice it to say that once I found myself in this unwelcome circumstance, I accepted my fate and determined to give it my best shot.
I’m glad I did. By the end of the term I...
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Praise be to Nero’s Neptune
The Titanic sails at dawn
And everybody’s shouting
“Which side are you on?”
– Bob Dylan, “Desolation Row”
We each arrive at a time in our lives when we must decide between doing what’s convenient and what our...
“Most small business owners are not particularly sophisticated business people. That’s not a criticism; they’re passionate about cutting hair or cooking food, and that’s why they got in the business, not because they have an MBA.”
– Andrew Mason, entrepreneur
Thursday, 10:15 p.m.:...
“Antibiotic resistance exemplifies par excellence Darwinism: Surviving strains (of bacteria) have emerged under the protection and selection by the antibiotic.”
– Dr. Stuart B. Levy, professor of molecular biology, microbiology and medicine, Tufts University
Is your evil alter ego working to create superbugs,...
“Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants.”
– Sir William Osler, M.D., “the father of modern medicine”
I was both amused and distressed as I watched a 20-something mom hastily pull a bottle of hand sanitizer from her purse and squirt some on her baby’s pudgy paws.
“I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.”
– American soccer star Mia Hamm
I got out of my environmental writer’s box a couple of weeks ago and wrote my first-ever editorial about sports. Well, not sports per se, but an essay about what...