Category: better

second place sadness

No one strives for second best. Even those who know their abilities elude a podium finish never train with a second place wish. That is the most pitiful approach to training. The saddest spot on that podium is the second-place stage. Do not apply basic logic to this situation; second place should be great, much ...

thinking a breakdown

I admire people who can move with grace and beauty. Like a ballerina who floats through the room or a sprinter who runs with tight precision, their agile movements are spellbinding. (My movements cannot be described with the same energy, but being able to waddle through rush hour crowds is good too) Both the ballerina ...

wearing a cape at work

Casual Fridays see their fair share of odd outfits, but costume capes are still a rare sight. They are not appropriate office attire and management won’t shudder to send a cape-wearer to HR for education. There are exceptions, though, like when the boss makes you wear one. Why are they wearing capes? Capes, like the ...

a tired troll

Looking past someone’s faults is hard, especially if that someone is a stranger. It’s even harder if that stranger is a troll. Recently, an American comedian, Silverman, responded to one of her trolls by engaging in a conversation with him, trying to understand his hurtful actions.  To briefly recap, after this person tweeted her something ...

a little goal goes a long way

One resolution is made every second around this time of year. It is not a hard fact, but you wouldn’t be hard-pressed to believe it. I do not typically make resolutions at this time of year. I resolve whenever I must.   But there is a freshness about the New Year that compels us to clean ...