China is the Wolf Reassuring the Sheep

You probably noticed some of the things in my coronavirus post were different from what you hear in the newspaper and on the news. Why is that? Different sources I read and listened to the same things you did, but having studied microorganisms and infectious diseases, I had questions. So I looked some more. What… Continue reading China is the Wolf Reassuring the Sheep

The Ultimate Decision

Good Morning America featured this heartwarming story I wanted to share. Welcome, Baby Finn Baby Finn, nicknamed Fighting Finn, was 21 weeks and 1 pound at birth--three weeks younger than the fetal age most abortions are performed. He was so delicate, his mom waited one month to hold him while he continued to grow and… Continue reading The Ultimate Decision

Question Science

Revisionist History Aug. 22 podcast The Obscure Virus Club It wasn't Malcolm Gladwell's intention, but this episode about the maverick scientists who discovered retroviruses is yet another example of the edifice of science discouraging questions and data that suggest alternative hypotheses. Another example of science and scientists being WRONG. No one knows everything. Knowledge is… Continue reading Question Science

Energy and Intention: Why Thoughts and Prayers Matter

Fatigued and weaving unsteadily on wobbly legs, long-struggling New Day member Kofi Kingston was about to lose the WWE Championship match to madman environmentalist Daniel Bryan. But the 82,000 member audience cheered their lungs out, creating a palpable and unifying energy that went beyond sound. Months before, when Joe Anoai, aka Roman Reigns, walked to… Continue reading Energy and Intention: Why Thoughts and Prayers Matter

Not My Needles: the Shutting Down of American Civil Rights

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.”―J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring Replace "Ring" with "Ravelry" and you have a less lyrical summary of Ravelry's significance to its users. Twelve years ago, it began thusly: "Ravelry is a place… Continue reading Not My Needles: the Shutting Down of American Civil Rights