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Category: Character

Cure for an Anger Problem

“The Anger monkey, it was believed, spit pheromones like a cobra spit venom. The monkey’s spit didn’t poison their victims but triggered anger responses instead. Recently, however, tests on the flying primate’s secretions showed nothing in them that would cause an anger response. It’s the fear they inspire that …

Graceful Swimming

Of the three triathlon sports swimming is the hardest because it requires grace.   I talking about grace as in body control.  The mind is in complete control of every body part, adjusting angles here, constantly trimming the feet, toes, hands, fingers, forearms to provide efficient application of power …

Foxhole Wisdom

My friend Chris was a decorated Vietnam vet. He had the medals, a limp and a twitch to prove it. When he didn’t trust somebody he’d say, “I don’t want that guy anywhere near my foxhole.” I’ve never been in combat but I understood perfectly what he meant. …