Run so as to Win

"The Coronation of the Virgin" (detail) by Fra Angelico

It’s that time again.  The Olympics are back.  Our living rooms are filled with international drama, and our water-cooler talk at work revolves around parallel bars, 100m freestyles, and even lightweight double sculls. The broadcasts are filled with inspirational stories which (even if they occasionally seem a little melodramatic or forced) tug at our heart strings and make us want […]

These are America’s Heroes?

Every four years, the world gathers to celebrate the joy of the Olympics. For 16 days, the world pauses. We all feel great pride for our home countries and cheer them on to Olympic Gold. We put these athletes up on pedestals – literally and figuratively – as we watch them break records and achieve feats we could only dream […]