I love Dr. Indiana Jones.
And come on, what kind of nerd doesn’t dream of traveling the globe, going on epic adventures, discovering hidden treasures, and living a life of mystery and excitement? Sure, Dr. Jones might be fictional, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some serious life lessons we can draw from this absolutely spectacular trilogy.
Yeah, you heard me, trilogy. Try to tell me there’s a 4th movie and I’ll punch you in the throat. IT NEVER HAPPENED.
Where was I? Oh right, Indiana Jones and the Epic Life.
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By penning a first-person story for Sports Illustrated this week, Jason Collins, most recently of the Washington Wizards, became the first openly gay, active male athlete in a major American professional team sport.
Those are a lot of qualifiers — there have been famous gay athletes, athletes who came out in retirement, gay Olympians and openly gay active female athletes. From Billie Jean King to Greg Louganis to John Amaechi, American professional athletes have pushed against the homophobia (whether real, perceived or both) of professional sports. Read more
I’ve been somewhat frustrated with the “hero business.”
My frustration has nothing to do with heroism itself, but rather the “business” part of the “hero business.” Read more
Extraordinary acts of heroism by 22 in U.S., Canada recognized by Carnegie Hero Fund Commission | WSJ.com
PITTSBURGH, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — In its first award announcement of 2013, the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission today named 22 individuals as recipients of the Carnegie Medal. The medal is given throughout the United States and Canada to those who risk their lives to an extraordinary degree while saving or attempting to save the lives of others. Four of the awardees died in the performance of their heroic acts.
At times like this many might argue that we need to be more cautious. But it is at times like this, when fear can spread like a virus and anxiety take hold, that we have to be ever more vigilant about which fears we buy into and more discerning between those which serve us and those which don’t…
The marathon is an event that challenges those who enter it to dig deep into their reserves of strength, determination and courage in order to cross the finish line. Many didn’t get the opportunity to finish this one. Yet if ever there was a marathon that challenged us to dig deeper and called us all to greater courage in an increasingly fearful and turbulent world, it was this one.