One highlight of living with rheumatoid arthritis is watching a syringe puncture my flesh to extract blood or inject medication. No, I’m not a masochist, but those thrilling moments have increased my threshold for physical pain.
School administrators herded us young boys into a room to listen to two men tell us we should consider enlisting. The images of national guardsmen stacking sandbags to battle against hurricanes and the words “Earn money for college” appealed to me.
Chess is a game of honor. Two players face off in a battle of cunning and strategy with the only element of luck being the choices of the player's opponent. Each player must accept his mistakes and learn from them to enhance his game. No person is injured when the commanders sacrifice their soldiers to achieve objectives on this battlefield.