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A friend brought to my attention the theory of a fixed memory. I hadn’t thought about it before, but I realized I sort of buy into this theory. A fixed memory requires unloading some information in order to add more […]

Now that the word Islam no longer terrifies me, I can stand up against Islamophobia with understanding. From, 21st Century Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, we read, “Christian Science requires us to improve our intentions. Hatred is […]

I’m not very sporty. You probably wouldn’t want me on your baseball team, unless it was to keep score or serve water. I can’t catch or throw a ball, really. Certainly not dependably. When I do catch something thrown at […]

I recently traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark, and toured the Medical Museum. The tour guide led a group of us through the history of how science has described human beings. She told us, “It was in the 20th century when science […]

Every time steam starts coming out my ears when my husband annoys me, I remind myself, there is no lack of ideas, and I simmer down. It’s not that I’ve adapted to annoyance in our 32-year marriage. It’s that I’ve […]

We have a baby in the house. It’s been a long time since our daughters were young and we had to “shhh, be quiet, the baby is sleeping.” It’s nice. The quiet. I have a neighbor who spends every Monday […]

Sometimes, I just feel bad. Bad about myself, or life, or my situation. I can figure out why, for example, it’s because of hormones. But giving it a name doesn’t get rid of the bad feeling. Science and religion both […]

Positive thinking has its benefits, but it also holds a strong suggestion that people can be responsible for their fortunes, or misfortunes. If the status-quo of positive thinking people isn’t challenged, broader social problems can be marginalized and blaming fingers […]

Have you ever looked at paint samples? Those dinky squares of colors in paint stores? You decide on teal green and take a gallon home to paint a room. Once on the wall, you want to gag. Returning to the […]

Have you ever worked with someone for a few days, or weeks, or years and at some point realized what an amazing, or patient, or honest, person it is you are working with? That grandness, patience and honesty is the […]