Stroke Leaves Man…Generous

By Zeke Pipher on October 14, 2013

A 49-year-old man from Brazil had a stroke last month that dramatically changed his personality. In a sense, that’s nothing new—personality changes are normal following a stroke. People often become apathetic, struggling to feel concerned about or interested in other…

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Ballard quits NFL for good…reasons

By Zeke Pipher on October 1, 2013

I read a great Man on the Run-type of story this week: Minnesota Vikings’ standout, Christian Ballard, just quit the NFL. A 24-year-old man living his childhood dream and making almost $700,000/yr. walked away from professional sports. Why? Other things…

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Resisting "Staggerment" This Christmas

By Zeke Pipher on December 9, 2012

I’m losing sleep at night. The last time the trailer for “The Hobbit” flashed across my television screen, I tried counting sheep, drinking warm milk, and taking a hot bath, and I still couldn’t fall asleep. December 14 can’t come…

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Entitlement, Candy Canes, & Richard Cory

By Zeke Pipher on August 28, 2012

Entitlement is the thistle taking over the garden of the American dream. It simply will not die…and the more space it’s given, the more space it takes. What nobly began as the “unalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit…

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