By the numbers…

The average woman today weighs approximately what an average man weighed in the 1960s. Women have grown in girth, but not height. The average man today weighs about what a typical professional football player weighed in the 1960s. So far, the heaviest human was a US man who weighed 975 lbs. Walking speeds vary, but the…

Simple tools

Sometimes the simplest tools are the best. Being in the thesis phase of a grad program, I’ve found that my best rhythm balances head and hands—pairing work projects with the writing that starts most days. Being able to use my hands is always at the top of my gratitude list, after an accident last year…

Wow! I have a Best-Seller!

That crazy story about the Elbow Fairy who could not decide what to wear has sold 200 copies a day for the last 3 months on GET EPIC! an online platform for children and educators!  It is such a wonderful feeling to know that somewhere out there someone is reading your story and enjoying it!…

Mind your Waste

Sometimes I start writing one thing and another shows up on the screen.  If that magic only translated into a self-writing research paper to complete the requirement that is currently breathing down my neck as the end of semester draws near. This story is more interesting than analyzing how well schools educate for democratic citizenship…

Oblivious

The front door with its smudges of fingerprinting dust provides a clue that something bad happened there. My neighbor, Dave’s trial is at the end of its 2nd week. His estranged wife, Bonnie, lived around the corner with their two children. Bonnie was stabbed to death in April 2015 while the children were in the house.…