Horse Racing: The Sport of Kings?

I recently queried Google with this question: “Why is horse racing called the┬áSport of Kings?” As with all of my questions, the search engine coughed up a treasure-trove of possible responses within mere milliseconds. Wikipedia tells me that “Thoroughbred racing was, and is, popular with the aristocrats and royalty of British society, earning it the…

Get Grumpy for Real Change: Dissatisfaction and Creativity

This morning when I got out of bed, my feet hit the floor and a rapid series of thoughts flowed through my head: “What shall I do today, how shall I arrange it, and what will be the outcome?” Coffee had not yet graced my lips, nor had food, but I was already contemplating the…

Urgent Desires

So the stress-filled, hazy dream of early September is over – my frantic scramble to find a way of shaking up the status quo, my critique of the university system, and my need to overcome a sense of emasculation after the PARE test. I admit that, since I took the PARE test and subsequently failed…