Unknown Doesn’t Mean Without Impact

I watched the 2021 Presidential inauguration wanting to hear President Biden’s address. As a bonus, I saw the first female Vice President sworn in, heard an amazing rendition of the National Anthem by Lady Gaga, and found myself spellbound as Amanda Gorman recited We Climb the Hill. But, I have to admit, the unknown man…

The Temptation of Easy

Yesterday I ran the Occoneechee Mountain Trail near my house. It’s not really a mountain as much as a series of switchbacks and a couple of moderately steep hills, the type that require me to scramble forward with my butt low and stuck out like I’m entering a Kardashian backside-lookalike contest. On the steepest ascent,…

Making a Silk Purse From a Sow’s Ear

Jonathon Swift said, “You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear,” Swift’s way of saying “You can’t get something of value (like a silk purse) out of something worthless (like a sow’s ear).”
But it turns out, Swift’s statement is false.