Give It All You`ve Got

Washington Post Question: Speedskater Simon Cho: Single-minded or misguided? Is it wise when athletes pursue success at the expense of their educations? Simon Cho dropped out of high school to train as a short-track speed skater, and his father sold his business to pay the bills. The teenager ended up surprising everyone — including himself — by making the U.S. Olympic Read More >

The Beauty of Goals

Washington Post Question: Last week, Caressa Cameron, a 22-year-old student from Virginia, was crowned Miss America, a pageant that once epitomized a certain kind of beauty, talent and promise. Is this kind of contest completely outdated, or does it offer a legitimate path to success for the young women who compete? Stealing, lying, getting kicked out of school and fighting Read More >

Go, Saints!

Washington Post Question: In the pursuit of success, what are the advantages and disadvantages of being an established power vs. a hungry upstart? In this Sunday`s Super Bowl, would you give an edge to Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, who has won a Super Bowl, over New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who doesn`t have any Super Bowl experience? On Read More >