Lockdown Logic

Lockdown Logic

Last week, I had an opportunity to attend a freshman English class at a high school where I was speaking. Midway through the class, the principal’s voice came over the school’s intercom, announcing the commencement of a “lockdown” drill. I have visited lots of schools...
Playing Out of Position

Playing Out of Position

Of all the unpleasant things I’ve heard parents utter from the bleachers at youth sporting events, I find one phrase to be the most unsettling: “He/She is playing him/her out of position.” The “he/she” being the coach, and the “him/her” being that parent’s child. I...
Why Are You Thankful?

Why Are You Thankful?

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for reflection. It’s the ideal occasion for us to pause and think about what we’re thankful for in our lives. Some families have a tradition of gathering around the dinner table and stating what each member is thankful for before they...
Useful Sports Clichés

Useful Sports Clichés

You either love sports clichés or you hate them. I happen to love them. I think sports clichés add to the aura of sports and amplify the excitement of games. I am especially fond of sports clichés that apply to being a good teammate. Here are twenty classic sports...
Selfishness Awareness

Selfishness Awareness

I was eating breakfast at a McDonald’s when I noticed a situation developing outside. The highway department was doing construction on the street in front of the restaurant and had blocked off several lanes with orange cones. The lane closures were congesting traffic....

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