The Hero We Need

It is a simple phrase, “I’m just here so I won’t get fined,” that the Seattle Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch uttered 29 times in response to every reporter question during his five minutes on the podium for Super Bowl Media day. But it was a phrase that provoked in me a visceral reaction. Here is a player…

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Heroes

I am an avid sports enthusiast.  I love a hot summer day of baseball, I love the smell of fall and football, I love how soccer is the common language of our globe, I love the mental and physical courage of two tennis players as they enter hour 4 of their match, I love the stories of commitment…

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Why do sport teams get a free pass on racial slurs?

Take one minute, I promise only one, and listen to the radio ad created by the Oneida Indian Nation. Click here Who does it hurt to keep the name Washington Redskins? It hurts all persons who strongly identify with Native American culture.  But frankly, it should hurt all Americans.  We should seek a society that treats all people with…

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Cutting off your nose to spite your face

Perhaps you have heard of the phrase “cutting off your nose to spite your face”.  The exact origin of this phrase is not know but it is believed to have come from the actions of St. Abbee the Younger, mother superior of the monastery of Coldingham, Scotland.  Here is her story according to Britannia Biographies: In AD 867, the seven…

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