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Malcolm Gladwell wrote in his seminal work on the decision-making process “Blink” about a marriage therapist named John Gottman who can, remarkably, predict with 91 percent accuracy a marriage’s chance of ending in a divorce after observing a … more
Now’s the time to go shopping — no, not for the holidays just yet, but for health insurance coverage. It’s open enrollment season, a time to compare policies and find the coverage that works best for you and your family as the new year … more
Coffee, black. Please.” “Cream and sugar?” There’s my six-word novel. I got the idea for a six-word novel from Hemingway, who got the idea from someone else. But someone else was someone no … more
How are you doing?” It was a common and simple enough question to ask a friend of mine whom I had not spoken to in a while. Her response, “Better than yesterday, awesome today, and not yet quite … more
Let’s get some of the warnings and negatives out of the way. One large pretzel rod has about 40 calories from the flour, but pretzels are basically nutritionally empty and may be a choking hazard … more
NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, has an opening for a Planetary Protection Officer. NASA maintains policies for planetary protection applicable to all space flight missions that may carry Earth organisms and organic … more
Sometimes, I really enjoy looking at things a little differently. Y’know, finding the weird evidence of something that doesn’t really jibe with the way everybody else looks at things. Let me give you an example. For a stretch of about 10 … more
It is said Thomas Edison tried and failed 10,000 times before successfully inventing the light bulb. And when it comes to trying and failing and finally succeeding, Abraham Lincoln’s attempts at running for political office and finally becoming … more
A newcomer to our state said, “Why don’t you write about the first snow of the year?” I said, “You mean the one we had in early January?” “No, the one we just had — in October.” “That was the first snow of the season. Not … more
Boy, what a week it’s been. The back and forth, the rallying to the banners, the passionate opinions offered on both sides … THIS is what America is supposed to be. Or, well this is what American football inspires, anyway. What? You thought I … more
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