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

Jury Judges Jaywalking Jim

I've been wanting to try my hand at writing a tautogram poem for a couple of months. I first learned about this style of poem thanks to the Nobel laureate of WordPress, Brad Osborne. Brad is a talented writer and poet, somehow managing to come up with an original poem every day and share his … Continue reading Jury Judges Jaywalking Jim

I’ve Got a Secret Admirer. Well, Almost…

For the past couple of months, I have been receiving occasional comments from what appears to be someone associated with a liquor store in Colorado. Here are the comments I've received, which I have never posted because they just seemed a little over the top and a little off with the grammar. Excellent write-up, I … Continue reading I’ve Got a Secret Admirer. Well, Almost…

I’ll Never Complain About Walking from My Bedroom to the Kitchen Again

Today's Wall Street Journal featured Spelling Manor in Los Angeles, one of the largest homes in the world. At 56,500 square feet, it is slightly larger than the White House, and more than 21 times the size of the average American house. The French chateau-style home has a bowling alley, a wine cellar and tasting … Continue reading I’ll Never Complain About Walking from My Bedroom to the Kitchen Again

“Trust in God, But Tie Your Camel”

Trust in God But Tie Your Camel is an Arab proverb and one of the reported sayings of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. According to Tirmidhi, one day Mohammed noticed a Bedouin leaving his camel without tying it. He asked the Bedouin, "Why don't you tie down your camel?" The Bedouin answered, "I placed my trust … Continue reading “Trust in God, But Tie Your Camel”

Daddy Changed the World

The past couple of weeks have been a struggle to come up with something to write about. I’m not sure if it is just part of the natural ebb and flow of trying to put words on paper, or if it is partly caused by what has been going on in our country not only … Continue reading Daddy Changed the World

Music Monday: My All-Time Favorite Songs from Disney Animated Movies

I’ve been a big fan of Disney animated movies forever, and part of the reason is because of the great music that usually accompanies the films. I started thinking of all the great songs I’ve heard over the years, and I realized there are way too many to include in this post, so I made … Continue reading Music Monday: My All-Time Favorite Songs from Disney Animated Movies

Just Mercy: Streaming for Free During June

Four years ago I wrote about the wonderful book “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption ” by Bryan Stevenson. It is one of the best books I have ever read. The book was made into a Warner Brothers film which was released in December 2019. Here’s a short summary of the movie from … Continue reading Just Mercy: Streaming for Free During June