Keep Stretching

Many people include muscle stretching as part of their physical workouts. The goal is to improve joint mobility and reduce the risk of injury during their routine. How does this work? Our muscles have two interesting qualities: they are both viscous and elastic.Viscous material is thick and tends to maintain whatever shape you give it. […]

Live with Compassion

Few events evoke such sadness and pain as a school shooting. A host of options are currently under debate in the public square. It seems to me, however, that each of these ideas works by suppressing behavior and does nothing to change the underlying health of our society. Is there anything we can do in […]

The Elusive Virtue

St. Martin de Porres1 was born to a freed slave from Panama. As his mother was either of African or Native American ancestry, Martin inherited her dark complexion. His father, a Spanish nobleman, was irritated by his son’s dark skin and would have nothing to do with him. Eventually, Martin’s father abandoned him, his mother, and […]