“Words have a magical power. They can bring either the greatest happiness or deepest despair; they can transfer knowledge from teacher to student; words enable the orator to sway his audience and dictate its decisions. Words are capable of arousing the strongest emotions and prompting all men’s actions.”
– Sigmund Freud
Recently, a friend told a story about a woman he met who was about to undergo a risky brain surgery. Doctors prepared her for the worst, because in all likelihood, the invasive procedure would destroy her ability to speak. When asked how she was doing, she responded, “You know, since I can count the number of sentences I have left to say, I’ve become really picky with my words.”
Tall pines loom with authority over an undulating green. Sounds of nature echo across fuchsia flowers, green brush and 18 legendary yellow flags. A hushed crowd watches in anticipation, waiting patiently for the next swing. Suddenly, a distant roar explodes through pine trees and interrupts the pristine setting. “Something’s happened on 17,” someone whispers with a smile. But there’s no big screen to show the replay, no cell phone in your pocket to check the score. After all, this is The Masters.
If a man only owns one thing in the kitchen, this should be it: a cast iron skillet. Durable, versatile (fire, stove or oven), balanced heat distribution – this tool can last a lifetime or two, if properly maintained.