Just Call Me the Next Cory Doctorow

Thanks to D.G. Kaye for inspiring this post. Yesterday she wrote about an app she had come across called "I Write Like." The basic idea behind the app is that you paste a paragraph of your writing in the app and it tells you who your writing is like by analyzing word choice and writing … Continue reading Just Call Me the Next Cory Doctorow

2001: A WordPress Odyssey

This blog started on January 1, 2015, with the simple goal of trying to blog for 31 straight days. I remember how challenging it was to come up with something to write about during those 31 days. When I successfully made it to 31 days, I thought I would try for 100 straight days of … Continue reading 2001: A WordPress Odyssey

Music Monday: A Remarkable Pair of Duets

There is something special about listening to two voices blend together in harmony, becoming something greater than the sum of their parts. The past couple of weeks I have come across two wonderful duets. What makes them extra special is that they were impromptu performances; in both cases, neither singer knew each other before they … Continue reading Music Monday: A Remarkable Pair of Duets

The Tradition Continues

I don’t know how long we’ve been doing it, but it’s been a Father’s Day tradition for perhaps 20 years. No one in the Borden family is a golfer, but we all enjoy miniature golf. Well, at least I do, and they humor me. So every year for Father’s Day we go out for a … Continue reading The Tradition Continues

Happy First Day of Summer (well at least for half the world…)

To all those residing in the Northern Hemisphere - happy first day of summer. For those of you in the Southern Hemsisphere, don’t worry, it’s only six months away... When I think of summer, I think of family, friends, no school, vacations, beaches, warm nights, and cold beer. I also think of the classic song, … Continue reading Happy First Day of Summer (well at least for half the world…)

Imagine If This Had Been Played During the Lockdown

It’s one of the greatest moments in sports history. North Carolina had just tied the game at 74, with 4.7 seconds left. Villanova called a timeout. And this video picks it up from there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAepPm6nStQ As I watched the replay earlier this week, one of my first thoughts was how different this would have been … Continue reading Imagine If This Had Been Played During the Lockdown

New Marshmallow Test Looks at Cooperation

By now, many of us, if not most of us, have heard of the marshmallow experiment. Here is a brief summary from an earlier post I wrote about it: You may be familiar with the famous Stanford Marshmallow Experiment, which was a series of studies on delayed gratification in the late 1960s and early 1970s led by … Continue reading New Marshmallow Test Looks at Cooperation

Forget the Inspirational Stuff – Go with Angry

I just discovered a web site that may be fertile ground for future blog posts. The site is StudyFinds.org, and it defines its mission as: StudyFinds sets out to find new research that speaks to mass audiences — without all the scientific jargon. The stories we publish are digestible, summarized versions of research that are … Continue reading Forget the Inspirational Stuff – Go with Angry

The Paradox of Last Place

We all (well, maybe not all) remember those dreaded gym classes when it was time for teams to be picked. If you weren't an athlete (nope), popular (nope), or good-looking (nope), you were going to be among the last ones selected. And you were just hoping you would not be THE last one selected. While … Continue reading The Paradox of Last Place

Music Monday: America’s Answer to the Beatles – The Monkees

If you’re of a certain age, you’ve heard of the Monkees. They were one of the hottest bands of the late 60s. The Monkees are an American rock and pop band originally active between 1966 and 1971, with reunion albums and tours in the decades that followed. Their original line-up consisted of the American actor/musicians … Continue reading Music Monday: America’s Answer to the Beatles – The Monkees