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One of my favorite books is Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon. It was a difficult read with lots going on, but the reason I was immediately gripped by it was because of the circumstances Pynchon put the story in. The setting was England, 1942. Pynchon made for wicked metaphors out of science with thermodynamics of…

Sports and Us

Remember when sports were fun? Like throwing the pigskin around in the front yard with your dad or kicking the soccer ball with mom or playing H.O.R.S.E. or bumping the volleyball, and how it meant the world to you to spend that time with them. Sometimes, the most important conversations you had about life were…

So hard work and grit bring success? You don’t say…

Self-motivation and the Courage to fail are keys to success I love the word gritty. Great word. Or grittier, grittiness, grittiest, grittylicious. I love my literature gritty, my sports heroes, my movies, my favorite historical leaders, my preferred works of art, my bars, and my women. This tendency or allure is probably because I have also lived…

Plus ça change…

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chos… The above saying is French for the more things change, the more they stay the same. And as an adage, it is often shortened simply to; plus ça change… Although I suspect you have to don a black turtleneck and take a drag of your cigarette right before you say…