Finland just took a turn for the darker. The populist Finns Party chose Mr. Jussi Halla-aho to be its new leader. A man who is a scary combination of analytical mind, lack of empathy, and stark bigotry. Continue reading
There are studies on pretty much everything from bicycling to climate change. And then there are those who misinterpret the findings of studies, whatever the topic. Continue reading
Fact or fiction; you name it, I’ll read it. I often wish I could read people too. Some say they can; I say dream on. People are such a complex mix of genes, life experiences and personality. Continue reading
My mother passed away a few years ago, but she is with me every day. She is there in my values, my work ethics, and my priorities. I still chat with her, especially around Mother’s Day. Continue reading
There is the universe we used to live in. Then there is the one that Donald Trump is fast creating. The one where anything goes.
Where the president of the United States can set himself above the law and the basic principles of good governance and common decency with frightening ease.
There is often a silver lining to be found even in the darkest cloud; there is one here too. Continue reading
“It’s definitely rheumatoid arthritis,” the doctor said. “Go to the nurses’ station. Your nurse will explain the medication, the tests, and all the other details.”
The world was getting on with its business outside. My world had just stopped. This was not good news. Continue reading
You have probably heard of Dunbar’s number. It’s all about the size of our brain and our relationship groups. To be exact, it’s about the size of our neocortex relative to the rest of our brain. Continue reading