Encourage The Kids

The crowd sat charmed at a performance by several young violin students. After the concert, the instructor spoke briefly about how young children are taught to play the violin. He said the first thing the children learn is the proper stance. The second thing the children learn, even before they pick up the violin, is…

Move Your Chair

The very accomplished architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, built a house for businessman Hibbard Johnson back in 1937. One rainy evening, Johnson was entertaining some very distinguished guests for dinner when the roof began to leak and drip directly on top of Johnson’s head. Furious and embarrassed, he called up Wright and complained about the roof…

The Roots

It looks like something straight out of some horror film, except it’s real. This forest floor is actually heaving up and down, making it look like some monstrous, living, breathing creature (Watch It Here). In reality, something very cool is happening. This Canadian forest is under attack from extremely heavy winds. The gusts are so…

Parents In The Pews

It wasn’t just sympathy, it was pure empathy. It was 4 AM as my wife, kids, a friend, and I had been standing in line to check our bags at the airport. For over an hour we had been standing in the Frontier line. This line could have dwarfed even the longest lines at Six…

70-Year-Old Heroes

A young man nervously entered a convenience store in Salford, UK, a suburb of the greater Manchester area. With a black mask over his face and a knife in his hand, he demanded cigarettes and some cash from the young 19-year-old worker. Ron Smith happened to see what was happening as he was passing by…