The Sounds of Summer

The variegated songs of the mockingbird. The crack of the bat on the baseball diamond. The screaming of little children at play in the community pool. Wherever we turn, the …

Making the Grade

The recent school year has long been over, but the echoes of learning, striving, and achieving persist. We may, if we choose, apply these remembrances of ourselves when we were …

The Skating Rink

In his 1856 journal, the great American philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau wrote, “I love the winter, with its imprisonment and its cold, for it compels the prisoner to …

An Ounce of Prevention

Everyone knows the old adage that declares “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This time-honored wisdom certainly makes sense. We wouldn’t wait until we were riding …

Your Spine 101

An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral discs separate the segments …

The Long Game

We’ve heard a lot lately regarding how certain nations play a long game in terms of regional influence and global geopolitics. The concept of a so-called long game is interesting …