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Out on the job, I spontaneously came across some news that seemed bad, then instantly good. I was talking with the director of the local animal humane society. I asked if she received the picture of my neighbor, Adam, and […]

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The distressing news about a gunman killing 50 people in a gay bar in Florida prompts me to express sadness and alertness. The notion that murder is an answer is very sad, and demands vigilant alertness. I want to see […]

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To temper Islamophobia, here is a video produced by my colleagues that I thought was really good. I can vouch for the integrity of the producers, videographer, and Under Sheriff who spoke on the video. Click here Quoting from science […]

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The film: What We Did on Our Holiday, is not bad. I’d even recommend it to watch. It’s about a soon-to-be divorced couple, with 3 children, who travel to Scotland to attend the 75th birthday party of terminally ill “grandfather.” […]

We have a guy who lives down the road. He’s all brawn, not a speck of fat on him. Tattoos. He can talk a mean talk too. Not a guy you want to mess with. He drives a big, black […]

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 […]

Scene on east coast The woman went into the eclectic café and ordered an upscale salad containing romaine, arugula, red leaf lettuces, dried cranberries, and cashews. It came with a slice of homemade sourdough bread. “This salad is good,” she […]

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 […]

It’s hard to get to know a person. Even when we think we do know a person, something comes up to surprise us. The good surprises are nice. The bad surprises aren’t. Well, it’s just a hard to get to […]

It’s important to feel good about our self. When we don’t feel good about our self, our level of self-consciousness is so weighty it takes all the fun out of life. The enormous scope of what it takes for a […]

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