Climbing is a great game; great not in spite of the demands it makes, but because of them. Great because it will not let us give half of ourselves, it demands all of us. It demands our best. – Royal Robbins

If the 60s and … Read More

Mr. Cool

Since the announcement of his death last week (Sept. 25), lots of photos have been posted of golf legend Arnold Palmer. However, this is how I remember him – the total professional standing off to the side, cool, collected, waiting to wallop that little white … Read More


The Will Smith movie, Concussion, is about the brutal reality the National Football League continues to ignore.

It’s also the story of one man’s ethically courageous attempt to bring critical attention to what he uncovered and what is now called C.T.E. – Chronic traumatic Read More

The Spirit of Humanity

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.  – Mahatma Gandhi

Olympic athletes train for years for events that, in some cases, are over in a matter … Read More

Colin Kaepernick: Right or Wrong?

“What Kaepernick did was totally uncalled for and disrespectful, but America gives him the right to do it. I am tired of all of these multi million-dollar athletes and celebrities who do nothing to improve conditions putting down the country that has given them Read More

Before leaving on summer recess at the end of the month, here is an assortment to read and ponder.

Ginsburg Guff –

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had the temerity to exercise her First Amendment right of free speech by calling out Donald Trump as a … Read More

“I am the Greatest. I said that even before I knew I was.”   – Muhammad Ali

Since his death last Friday in Arizona, words of praise for the life of Muhammad Ali have been making their way around the media.

“He was arguably the greatest … Read More