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

Seeking Writing Style Critiques

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Aloha! 2019 is flying by, even my kids noticed. I have been chauffeuring them, wrestling with the internet, researching stories to present from a parent's perspective, and writing, writing, and rewriting. I am inspired by my current read Writing True: The Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction by Sondra Perl and Mimi Schwartz to ask:… Continue reading Seeking Writing Style Critiques

Yearning for Meaning

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podcast The Art of Manliness Podcast, episode #500: Let's Talk About Death Over Dinner "...people are deeply yearning for meaning in their lives...we live in a culture that doesn't provide a lot of opportunity to gather in meaningful ways...there's a deep desire, and a deficit, almost like a bankruptcy, around meaning...people will do extraordinary things… Continue reading Yearning for Meaning