On a recent visit back east to see my family, I attended my 10-year old nephew’s soccer game. Unseasonably cold for April, my sister-in-law and I stood on the sidelines bundled up in our winter parkas, watching the boys run up and down the field. At that age, boys come in a range of shapes […]
Awareness is growing for the important role vernal pools play in our ecosystem. Home to and breeding ground for creatures such as spotted salamanders, wood frogs, and fairy shrimp, these often overlooked and misunderstood patches of standing water are far more significant to the overall health of the natural environment than once believed. Each pool […]
At the conclusion of an athletic event, it is customary for the opposing teams to meet each other on the field of battle and shake hands. This gesture of manners and good faith helps bring closure to a well-fought competition, anchoring in each participant a feeling of good will and faith in the spirit of […]
Tonight in New York City, the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner will be announced. Three nominees are on the ballot this year. The University of Oregon’s Marcus Mariota will win it hands down, to the surprise of no one, because he’s the best player in college football right now. He will accept it graciously, in his […]
I would add a sixth book to the list of the most important business books I posted a few days ago. Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu.
When my grandmother was alive, she went to opening day at Fenway Park every single year. Born in 1913, she had just entered kindergarten when the Red Sox won the World Series in 1918. She would never see them win another title. A die hard fan if there ever was one, my grandmother cheered for […]