Mediocrity Is a Habit That Needs No Encouragement

February 10th, 2018

I came across a rather good quote today: Mediocrity always attacks excellence. I also read some comments on social media on the topic of mediocrity. The word derives from Latin and then French for “the middle.” Which, in a way, doesn’t sound so bad – just a little dull, perhaps, like ” middle of the […]


Is Sports Intended to Unite Us?

August 25th, 2015

Watching the World Athletics Championships in Beijing over the weekend, I started philosophizing to myself about sports in general – and athletics, in particular, as it relates to Jamaica. What is the point of sports, actually, in today’s world of doping and company endorsements and social media, with every sports personality tweeting about him/herself? What […]