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Valentine’s Day is the second busiest holiday for restaurants, after Mother’s Day. The optimist in me sees happy couples lingering in the candlelight of love. The realist in me sees people eating. Love may make life worthwhile, but we eat […]

In my corner of northeastern United States, political turmoil is evident. In quick-time, the media and public conversations can get a bit heavy. To lighten my mind, I took a few steps: I educated myself, prayed, and became a bit […]

Last night I had a dream. Of course, I seem to dream during the day too, but last night’s dream was thought provoking. The dream was of a couple getting married in a garage. The intentions of the couple was […]

It’s been a weird month, though it started out fine. My father-in-law died. The death was expected. He lived a long and useful life, leaving behind amazing children and their progeny. My husband and I traveled 6,000 miles to attend […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]