Posts Tagged ‘ competition ’

Feast a burden

December 1, 2017
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Overeating makes no sense to me. Unless there’s competition involved. My younger brother and I used to try to out-eat one another at buffets and Thanksgiving feasts, and we’d eat so much we’d make ourselves…

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Obituaries to Die For

January 22, 2014
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Recently, I was helping a friend look up obituaries and we noticed that obituaries have transformed. They are no longer just facts about a person’s birth, death and final arrangements with a few accolades thrown…

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Everyone Wants An Edge

January 20, 2014
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An Assistant Football Coach at the University of Connecticut recently caused a stir in the press. He told The Hartford Courant that “Jesus Christ should be in the center of our huddle.” If you’ve ever…

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A Curse From The Other Book Of Genesis

October 14, 2013
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A Curse From The Other Book Of Genesis

My wife and I are bowling. Despite my best efforts at sly, psychological tricks (“Do you inhale or exhale before you release the ball?”) I lost the last game by three. But I’m up by…

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Our Textbooks Never Mentioned Any Of This

September 24, 2013
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Our Textbooks Never Mentioned Any Of This

I’m sitting in a narrow seat with my elbows pressed against my ribs to avoid body-contact with strangers. And I’m starving. It’s only been two years since my last trip to the East Coast, so…

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Competition

March 26, 2013
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Where do kids learn to be competitive? In the classroom? At summer camp or on a soccer field? Nope, they truly learn to compete in the back seat of a station wagon. Well, at least…

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The Ease of Eavesdropping

June 6, 2012
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The Ease of Eavesdropping

I was intrigued by a commercial for a personal sound amplifier that can allow a person to hear voices and sounds up to 90 feet away. Discreet because it resembles a Blue Tooth and fits…

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Random Thought 17

October 14, 2011
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What does it mean to be the best? It means you have to be better than the number two guy. But what gratification is there in that? He’s a loser–that’s why he’s number two. Jarod…

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