Have you ever seen what happens in a group of first graders when the teacher says, “I need a volunteer”? The hands shoot up like popcorn and every kid wants to get picked. In contrast, have you ever seen what happens in a group of adult learners when the instructor says, “I need a volunteer”?
Someone once said that the great thing about golf is that you get immediate feedback after every shot. For some of us, the feedback is brutal and routinely includes the words “slice” and “hook.” But you can’t deny the value of instantly knowing how well you did. Wouldn’t it be great if we had a
These days, everyone has an opinion about everything — movies, politics, sports, and whether Jennifer Anniston has pursued any cosmetic enhancements. Inevitably, however, we run into someone with a different opinion who tries to convince us that their opinion is right and that our opinion is wrong. Sometimes, they even bring in scientific facts and
In the poker game of life, it’s not so much about the hand you’re dealt but how you play it. Sometimes, we spend so much time focusing on the bad hand, we fail to see the opportunities for playing our hand differently that are right under our noses. Recently, I visited a Denver restaurant with
One of the common questions funny people get asked is, “How does the lint get into my belly button?” This is a fair question. I’m not a doctor, but I believe it has something to do with our daily intake of fiber. The most common question funny people get asked is, “How did you get
One of my favorite aspects of watching a movie at home is the pause button — well, that and the fact that my popcorn costs less than an ounce of gold. The reason I like the pause button is that it allows me to stop the movie to get a drink, to go to the
The words we choose at any given time may be more importanter than we realize. Or something like that. Recently, I arrived at one of my favorite travel restaurants: Cracker Barrel. I like CB because it offers an all-day variety of breakfast items, home cooked vegetables, and a cornucopia of fried meats. Oh, and they
I share this out of deep respect for the Post-Thanksgiving-Meal Nap. I love to sleep. I’m good at it. And I can sleep anywhere — planes, trains, automobiles, and even waiting rooms. More than once, I’ve been awakened by “Mr. Culberson, the dentist will see you now.” Yet, “sleeping in” is a challenge for me.
Last weekend was one of the most beautiful three days I have ever experienced. The temperature was perfect and the color of the changing leaves made for a wonderful reminder of the beauty all around us here in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. On Saturday, we went to a college football game. The rolling