We all want to excel at something. Maybe it’s to be the best parent out there. We want to make our kiddos the lucky ones on the block. Or perhaps we have a sport we love. Snowboarding, ...

Competition is the name of the game. Chess tournaments. It’s serious stuff. People vie for the championship amid intense scrutiny. College football. How many teams have recruited the best, ...

There’s lots wrong with the world today. Politicians vie to propose the most appalling bills, ones giving opportunity for wrongdoing to explode on the national scene. We feel our families are ...

Step into a sauna. Sit a while. Let the sweat drip from your pores. When you make it out the door, you’ll struggle to stay on your feet. You see, your skin tries to cool itself in the humid ...

How far can we run? In the movie Forrest Gump, Tom Hank’s character runs across the United States from coast to coast. It’s a very long way. Flight times from East Coast airports to Los ...

Religion plays an important part in most people’s lives. Even if they don’t attend church. See it this way. How many holidays do we celebrate that started with religious observances? For one, ...

Labels. It’s how we tell what’s what. We shop at a resale store, hoping for something special. We drift to the clothing rack, and much of it is average, things we would rather spend a bit ...

Industrial farmers have it easy. Okay, perhaps not easy, but they can certainly plow and harvest in comfort. Modern farming machines are air conditioned, have stereos, and come with spring-loaded ...

A good foundation holds up the walls of our house. We must dig deep to find a good footing. The shakier the soil, the deeper our footing, and the deeper our footing, the longer our house will ...

The world today is immeasurably connected. Phones, we can call anyone, across the world or on the top of a mountain. We think nothing of being able to reach someone anywhere and at any time. The ...

It’s easy to say we don’t deserve more. A spouse when we’re nearing thirty? We’ve already thrown up our hands in despair. That business opportunity we missed? Maybe it wasn’t for ...

Pine sap. It’s the stickiest thing around. Walk under a pine tree. Sit on a bench under that pine tree. You may have difficulty getting up. Once you touch pine sap (or resin), you can hardly ...

High levels of skills are built on previous knowledge. The carpenter first learns to wield a hammer. The power saw comes when his skill improves. The Olympic skater must skate in a straight line ...