learning style

We are in school.  It may be in school as we traditionally think of it or rather, the school of life.  Either way, we are constantly learning new things.  Some people staunchly believe that once they feel the dry diploma in their sweaty palms, school is done and their stresses will subside.  Most people know … Continue reading learning style

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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 … Continue reading second place sadness

oxygen dissolution

Oxygen in oceans is disappearing, an event aided and abetted by human activity.   A paper recently published in Science studies the declining oxygen levels in global waters. As creatures that survive on oxygen, this claim is naturally alarming to us. But, it is also unclear. Which oxygen? Oxygen in this case does not refer to … Continue reading oxygen dissolution

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 … Continue reading a tired troll