Archive for the 'Science' Category

Different Minds

Friday, November 1st, 2019

Autism explained well Autism explained in the most beautiful way.Created by: Alexander Amelines"Break the barriers" #autism Posted by My Gladiolus on Friday, September 6, 2019

Read more of "Different Minds"...

Gratitude

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Despite the fatigue and pain in my body, despite the washing machine and the dishwasher being broken, despite the state of our country and the earth, I felt flooded with gratitude this morning as I took Claire to art camp for the day. I’m grateful for: coffee, brewed strong and black friends with kids who […]

Read more of "Gratitude"...

Recognition

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Last night, I stretched before bed, a routine which helps bring sleep when I make the effort. At the end I lay on my back in what is called “corpse pose” in yoga. As I lay quietly, I imagined my heart stopping suddenly. My breath ceasing. My brain shutting down, and with that, all awareness […]

Read more of "Recognition"...

The National Park Service Rocks

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Some years ago, Claire received a Junior Ranger Night Explorer booklet. I think it was at Bryce Canyon. She didn’t have a chance to complete it during our camping trip, so we brought it home. A couple of years later, while at Glacier National Park, she completed the booklet. However, they didn’t have any on […]

Read more of "The National Park Service Rocks"...

Visual Comprehension and Justification

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

The MRI indicated a lesion worth a deeper look. The tech marked my breast in one room using an ultrasound machine that was new. When the radiologist attempted to locate it in the biopsy room, she spent a half an hour trying to find the exact location of the suspicious lesion. At one point I […]

Read more of "Visual Comprehension and Justification"...

One of Those Days

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

I’m having one of those days — I am so grateful to be alive. The act of walking, the taste of coffee, the coziness of a blanket. The emotion stirred by music, the brain food from books, the hugs from my child. Greeting the parent who shows up every school morning to be crossing guard. […]

Read more of "One of Those Days"...

Depression Explained

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Depression isn’t just feeling sad. There is an insidious pull, a lethargy of soul, that infuses one’s life. I’ve had depression since my teens. Talk therapy has helped enormously. Medication has certainly improved the quality of my life. Lately, however, I have noticed a certain flatness of my spirit. I’m writing this post to force […]

Read more of "Depression Explained"...

Enlightenment Through a Cat

Friday, May 1st, 2015

God has come into my life. Now, don’t click away. Don’t let that word shut you down. I might not mean what you think I mean. It’s not a word I’ve used in my life for years. Stay with me while I meander through my story. This is Smokey. He’s been around a long time. […]

Read more of "Enlightenment Through a Cat"...

Math Before Coffee

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Math is a language. You can learn bit by bit, or you can learn by immersion. I suspect the former is a more successful process. However, this morning my brother tweeted about “fun with math” and linked to a video about the “everything” number. It’s about Tupper’s Self-Referential Formula.Link here. Thus began my introduction to […]

Read more of "Math Before Coffee"...

Good Advice

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

I saw this clip, and I think it’s so valuable!

Read more of "Good Advice"...