Do you know how young children seem to develop very focalized areas of interest?? Astronomy…..Presidents….dinosaurs…..animals…..whatever it might be. They want to check out books from the library, and ask ... Keep Reading
On August 23rd, 1973, two machine-gun carrying criminals entered a bank in Stockholm, Sweden. The two bank robbers held four hostages, three women and one man, for the next 131 hours. The hostages were strapped with dynamite, and ... Keep Reading
The term to “MacGyver-ize” was first popularized in a Boy Scout training manual by a contributor named George Shockley; following the popularity of the1980’s television series MacGyver. In the series, Angus ... Keep Reading
In 1956 twenty-six year old Donald Byrne and thirteen year old Bobby Fischer played a chess match that was ultimately referred to as the Game of the Century. At the time, Byrne was one of the leading American chess masters, and ... Keep Reading
I have always felt that a river has a soul. It’s a living, moving body shaped over time, and driven by exploration. If you have ever been fortunate enough to visit the waters of Montana then you will understand why I was ... Keep Reading
In April of 2011 the British parenting website bounty.com, released an article on the level of harmony in a home having a direct correlation to the gender composition of a family’s offspring. The findings of the harmony ... Keep Reading
Do you remember the time your Captain America costume wearing son slipped off the leather bench in your kitchen, limbs flailing in every direction, while attempting to do his home work journal (70% because he refuses to sit still while doing his assignments and 30% because he was wearing 100% polyester a historically untrustworthy fabric) and then you found yourself laughing an inappropriately hard laugh (which you 70% felt bad about immediately as a mother and 30% would totally do again should the scenario repeat itself because people falling is one of the funniest things ever to you)?? No?? Okay me neither!
The term tipping point, a physics term used to describe equilibrium displacement, was first popularized as a sociological concept in the 1960’s by a political science professor named Morton Grodzins. The professor altered ... Keep Reading
As the Cowboy and I made our way down the cold, dimly lit hallway of the coroner’s building, I had no idea what was in store for us that day. My mind was whirling as we walked in perfect rhythm to the distinct clip of his ... Keep Reading
The Old English term coxswain literally means boat servant. One of the primary functions of a coxswain is to keep the vessel and its occupants safe towards a destination. In order to do this effectively, the coxswain must control ... Keep Reading
My mother’s gift of courage to me were both large and small. The later are wove in so subtly into the fabric of my psyche that I can hardly distinguish where she stops and I begin. The large lessons are highlighted in my memory like technicolor stars in a midnight sky. –Maya Angelou
When the brunette was a baby, the mother bought her a stuffed gray elephant. Never in her wildest dreams did she think the brunette would bond with the elephant to such a heightened, irreplaceable level. Seemingly a silent member ... Keep Reading
In 2007, British researcher Anya Hurlbert conducted a nature-nurture study on the influence of culture and biology as it pertains to color spectrum preference. She entered the study with the bias that color identification for ... Keep Reading
Albert Einstein once said, “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” Within the language of music there is an element called ... Keep Reading
Do you remember the time your four year old took your face in her hands and said “mommy why do your eyes seem to be a little red?” To which you replied, “oh I don’t know maybe because you and your two little sisters have a tag team conspiracy system perfected that have kept me from sleeping through the night in over 17 months!” To which she replied, “Hmmm….maybe you should try and do something about that.” And then you gave the evil eye to a little blonde haired girl. No?…..okay me neither.