Newton’s First Law of Motion: Inertia

Sir Isaac Newton proposed his First Law of Motion, the Law of Inertia, in 1687: A body at rest tends to remain at rest. A body in motion tends to stay in motion. Bodies will continue in their current state, whether at rest or in motion, unless acted on by a greater...

Make haste slowly

“Make haste slowly,” says the Alchemist or festina lente in Latin. How much of the time do we spend trying to finish or get to the end faster, whether it’s a project, a race like a marathon or the next stage of our personal growth? There’s...

When things fall apart

In her book, In When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times, Pema Chödrön writes: This very moment is the perfect teacher, and it’s always with us… Awakeness is found in our pleasure and our pain, our confusion and our wisdom, available in each...
Taoist wisdom – we’ll see…

Taoist wisdom – we’ll see…

My good friend and fellow cyclist, Peter Springer, shared this story to his friends in his “Goodbye” email that he sent out to announce his move from Richmond, VA to Charlotte, NC. I used to ride with Peter when I worked for Capital One. We would ride after work in...