Archives For motivation

All About Transitions

February 19, 2018

Olympic Games bring out the best in all of us.  Athletes from across the world set aside national differences and reconvene to honor the pursuit of excellence.  To stand shoulder-to-shoulder as the world’s best, each hoping to take center stage of behalf of their nation – fourteen days during which anthems and admirations stream across the world.

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“Intrastructure”

February 7, 2018

“The Red Apple” was the elusive prize of medieval conquest for an uninterrupted 800 years.  Secured behind what had proven to be the most formidable combination of building ingenuity and natural defenses was the fortress city of Constantinople.  Dedicated in 330 AD by its namesake Emperor Constantine the Great, it quickly became the center of wealth and commerce of the Middle Ages.

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JPM at 15

January 4, 2018

To “skip a stone” takes more than just practice.  It requires discriminating selection, as only a tiny subset of stones will do.  The perfect stones for this are those that have been polished by time – rounded of rough edges and protected from too much mid-body girth. 

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Power Struggle

November 9, 2017

Power takes many forms. In physics class, we might think of it as what it takes to move a mass of X from point A to point B. Or in politics, perhaps it is the influence an individual or institution leverages to achieve its objectives.  But when it comes to biology, the “seat-of-power” resides along membrane leaflets within ancient microbially-derived organelles, and for those of us within the animal kingdom we call them “mitochondria.”

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