Change is Constant – So You Better Learn to Adapt

Change is Constant – So You Better Learn to Adapt

I recently saw a turtle digging a hole to lay eggs in a neighborhood park that I walk through. This park has a lake but what surprised me about the turtle was the location she decided to lay her eggs. Instead of making the nest close to the lake about 50 feet away, where I […]

Dear Daughter, In Face of Tragedy Try to Keep Your Spirit Intact

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” – Mister Rogers   Dear Daughter,  This week your mama’s birthplace, and where you took your first breath, suffered an attack that I […]

How Did We Wind Up in Such an Unlikely Universe?

Not long ago the Public Broadcasting Service program NOVA presented an episode called “The Great Math Mystery.” It dealt with the many ways mathematical relationships and special numbers crop up when investigating the physical and natural world. Physicists have developed the Standard Model to describe everything we know about the universe from quantum mechanics dealing […]

An Updated Variation on Consumer Shopping – And I Like it

As a young boy, one of my most enduring memories of the Christmas season was a train trip to downtown Chicago and Marshall Field’s department store. We were not regular shoppers at Field’s. They were the upscale department store in town and our household was definitely blue collar and middle class. We did most of […]