Keeping The Flame Lit

The Olympics has a very long an illustrious history.  Strangely, there have been times when the winner was not the first person to finish.  The goal of one particular Greek race was not to come in first but simply to finish the entire race with the torch still lit (J. Stowell, Fan The Flame, Moody,…

The Greatest Last Place Finish

The start gun fired and hundreds of competitors sprung into motion at the Olympic marathon event in 1968.  Spectators watched as the men ran mile after mile.  Hours later, the runners began entering the stadium and soon the race was over.  The other Olympic events continued for a couple of hours until all the spectators…

“Slow and Steady Wins the Race”

A certain businessman who was well known for cruelty and ruthlessness once told Mark Twain about a goal he wanted to accomplish before he died.  He said, “Before I die I mean to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  I will climb Mount Sinai and read the 10 Commandments aloud at the top.”  Mark…