What is my question?

Feb 19, 2012 by

I have often find myself asking other people’s questions. However, at one point it struck me that these were not my questions. And...

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The Photograph

Feb 17, 2012 by

This picture arrived in my email box the other day. When I saw it, I was struck by the emotions it conveyed. In writing this I...

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People I’ve Met Along Th...

Feb 15, 2012 by

Some the earliest recollections of my childhood are of watching my dad play the banjo, saxophone and drums. He and my mother were...

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China says ‘no’ to...

Feb 13, 2012 by

The origins of rice cultivation can be traced to the valleys of China’s Yangtze River, with some estimates putting it at over...

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Bald is Beautiful

Feb 11, 2012 by

A group of American women got together with the idea of redefining the concept of beauty. Men can be blond, brown, red, white and…...

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The Music of Trees

Feb 9, 2012 by

From Michelle Werts for American Forests As covered in the autumn issue of American Forests, tree rings tell compelling stories. Far...

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A Nutritional Clue Offers Hope...

Feb 7, 2012 by

It’s not often enough that we get to report some good news about suicide and the military — for months now, the numbers...

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For the Want of a Home

Feb 5, 2012 by

From Bronwyn Harris for Teaching Tolerance: Like many of us, I sometimes overuse the word “need.” I have a tendency to say that I...

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Manners and Relationships, Ove...

Feb 3, 2012 by

I have always been fascinated by manners. Specifically, why have we used them over the centuries when dealing with others? Perhaps,...

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Digital Afterlife

Feb 1, 2012 by

From Robert A MacDonald for The Sun: Peggy was dying. She had battled cancer for years, but at the age of 45 she was losing her...

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Did David Attenborough Behave ...

Jan 30, 2012 by

Earlier this month, the Daily Mirror in Great Britain revealed that famed zoologist David Attenborough, for his 7-part television...

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A Post About Empathy

Jan 28, 2012 by

Years ago, I was doing a lot of business travel. And I do mean a lot. I was supplementing my writing income as a public speaker. It...

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Red Tails – the film eve...

Jan 26, 2012 by

George Lucas, producer director of some of the most profitable films in Hollywood history (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, etc), has been...

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What’s the square footage?

Jan 24, 2012 by

The age of the McMansion has become passé. The overblown contest of house size, “Who’s is bigger?”, has found it’s new location...

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Connecting the Dots from Probl...

Jan 22, 2012 by

Talking with my mother made us both realize something: often the solutions to our most pressing problems are already known to us. We...

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Dragonfly

Jan 20, 2012 by

Lately, I have been paying close attention to the details of the many species of Dragonfly that can be seen swarming on these long...

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Forget about resolutions. Inst...

Jan 18, 2012 by

I’m not a big fan of New Year’s Resolutions. It seems to me that besides being notoriously hard to keep — there’s a lot of negative...

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The Seven Wonders of the World...

Jan 16, 2012 by

The Western Hemisphere, the “New World,” was slighted when the Seven Wonders of the World were chosen. That is probably due to the...

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Why I want to be Autumn De Wil...

Jan 14, 2012 by

For the majority of early childhood, I knew who I wanted to be when I grew up: Snow White, of course. I had planned my future of...

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Eyes Are the Windows to the So...

Jan 11, 2012 by

From Discover Magazine by Valerie Ross Some might call skin the unsung hero of organs. It provides waterproofing, mediates sensation,...

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A Good Death and How to Achiev...

Jan 9, 2012 by

Is it possible to create a good death? Or is someone simply lucky if he or she dies well? These are the fascinating questions Dr. Ira...

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Give Yourself To Love

Jan 5, 2012 by

Give yourself to love. Never be afraid to love. Love the tender young, the wise old, animals (big and small). Love the tiniest of...

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NIH Agrees, Nearly All Chimpan...

Jan 3, 2012 by

From Discover Online After seven months of deliberation, the US Institute of Medicine has released a report that marks a turning...

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Limited Time

Dec 30, 2011 by

Today it struck me, as I talked with my mother, that my time on this earth is short. We ask many questions, but they all boil down to...

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