A few years ago, our house flooded so badly we had to gut the house and take it down to the studs. It was at this time that our contractor found some problems with our house’s foundation. There were some cracks and deterioration in the pillars that were holding up the house. My contractor explained that if we didn’t fix the foundation, we could do all the framing, drywall, painting to make the house look nice all we wanted but without making the foundation sound, we’d always struggle to have a firm structure.
History changes when we view the familiar from a new, unfamiliar perspective. A single photo snapped on Christmas Eve in 1968 is a great example. That’s when three NASA astronauts on the Apollo 8 mission saw Earth like no one before, seeming to rise above the moon’s horizon. After the first humans to orbit the […]
One of the first predictions I noticed when COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders began was that a baby boom would happen in the winter this year, like “blizzard babies” born nine months after major winter storms. But a darker forecast also caught my eye: increased divorce filings. Lots of couples who didn’t know how to solve relationship […]
NBA legend Michael Jordan, regarded by many as the best professional basketball player ever, had an unrelenting drive to be the best. As a freshman in college, he reportedly told his coach that “nobody will ever work as hard as I work.” From high school through a hall of fame career, Jordan kept looking for […]