Tag: #heroes

Heroes and Villains and Everything In Between

People who don’t know any better like to put people into categories. Usually, the categories are binary, with only two options. Worse yet, the categories are on opposite ends of a spectrum. There are heroes and villains, and nothing in between. This is how I feel that the most outspoken anti-vaccine activists see people who support the proper (and necessary)…

I love you, Boston

Every time I’ve gone to a race with my wife in tow, she waits for me near the finish line. Nothing livens me up after a long run like seeing her smiling face there as she waits. She gives me a peck and tells me how proud she is of my accomplishment, even if I don’t win anything or break my…

On falling and getting up

I stayed up last night watching videos on YouTube of people flying hang gliders. I envied them as they soared through the air like birds. They seemed so happy and relaxed. Me? I probably would be a little apprehensive about hang gliding off a 1,000-foot cliff. But then I found videos of people learning how to hang glide, and I…

The Greatest Generation

I was at a major medical center the other day when a man came in accompanied by a nurse. He was elderly. He must have been 90 years old or more. He was wearing a white suit. He looked sharp. The nurse helped him along as he was unable to walk on his own. Almost immediately, a state trooper that…

People I admire: Dr. Paul Offit

In order to comply with the “gag rule“, I’m not going to tell you what Dr. Paul Offit does for a living. I’m not even going to tell you what his books are about. You can go read all about him at his work webpage. What I am going to tell you, or write to you, is that I admire…

“No hay un entremedio. Hay bueno o malo. Nosotros estamos entre los dos.” – Garry Lineker

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“En el fútbol lo arriesgo todo. En lo personal, riesgo cero.” – José Mourinho

>Hace ya algunos años, cuando estaba yo en la preparatoria, había una caricatura en televisión sobre futbol. Era una producción japonesa, pero era traducida al español. El protagonista principal era un jovencito que, por supuesto, jugaba de delantero. La serie se basaba en la vida de los jóvenes futbolistas a medida que la temporada continuaba. Por supuesto, como todo buen…