Would You Rather Be…?

I'm currently reading Bad Blood, the fascinating, yet depressing, inside look at the story of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes. While I plan to offer a more in-depth review of the book when I finish it, I found one question posed in the book to be intriguing. A group of Theranos employees was having lunch, and … Continue reading Would You Rather Be…?

A Sad, but Beautiful Story

A senseless death. A mother's unending love. Martin was a father of five and ran his own music production company. No matter how late he’d work into the night, every morning he was at his parents’ door, looking for coffee and conversation with his mom, Elsa. They’d talk about their nights, their plans for the … Continue reading A Sad, but Beautiful Story

Blind Theater Offers a New Way to “See” a Play

Can you imagine going to a play where you could not see anything because the theater was completely dark, pitch black? Well, that's the idea behind Teatro Ciego, a theater in Buenos Aires’ Abasto district. It’s known as blind theater, and blind doesn't refer just to some of the cast members. Everyone — the audience, … Continue reading Blind Theater Offers a New Way to “See” a Play

Music Monday: Another Reason to Love the Killers

The Killers are one of the few new bands I got to know after my college years, and even then I was late to the game. I first saw them perform "Human" on Saturday Night Live back in 2008, at that point they had been around for about five years. Another favorite song is "All … Continue reading Music Monday: Another Reason to Love the Killers

Earning a Varsity Letter in Community Service – What a Wonderful Idea

At Minnetonka High School in Minnesota, it's not just athletes who can earn a varsity letter. Those students committed to community service now have the same opportunity. According to Shannon Prather of the Star Tribune, the west metro high school is one of a growing number of high schools that allow students to letter in community … Continue reading Earning a Varsity Letter in Community Service – What a Wonderful Idea

Add One More to My Growing List of Unintended Consequences

It's been a recurring theme in my posts - unintended consequences. I find the topic fascinating because the unintended consequence is usually something I would have never thought of. For instance: A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a possible downside to peace - the destruction of rainforests. I've also written about the unintended … Continue reading Add One More to My Growing List of Unintended Consequences

Camp Kesem – a Worthy Cause

Tonight we had the chance to participate in a fundraiser gala for Camp Kesem. Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent's cancer. Kesem's flagship program, Camp Kesem, operates free summer camps for children who have been impacted by a parent's cancer. Founded at … Continue reading Camp Kesem – a Worthy Cause

Is There a Downside to Peace?

Who would have thought that there could be an ecological downside to peace, to the end of conflict and war? After all, isn't peace what we are always striving for? So what could go wrong once peace is established? An article in Saturday's Wall Street Journal references a paper published last month in the journal … Continue reading Is There a Downside to Peace?

Is There Such Thing as a Free Breakfast?

I finally came across a Dan Ariely answer I agreed with. Or at least I thought so until I read the comments. Here was the question someone had submitted to Dan: My children’s school has a mix of affluent and poor families. Some of the students qualify for free breakfast, but they don’t take advantage … Continue reading Is There Such Thing as a Free Breakfast?

Rejected, Again

It was my sixth attempt; the previous five had all resulted in a "thanks, but no thanks" decision. Maybe today would be my turn, I would be one of the chosen few. I really wanted to do this, but alas, it was not meant to be. I'm talking about jury duty. Even though I've been … Continue reading Rejected, Again