Yep, they go together, like peas and carrots, only a lot cuter and yummier. When they come to visit, the nephews, and you throw in a visit to an ice cream parlor, hilarity ensues, with smiles, bursts of elated vocalizations, and nomming of ice cream. These times remind you of what's important in life, which … Continue reading Nephews and Ice Cream
When I was in middle and high school, my best friend Jason and I were inseparable, as best friends will be. Both headed towards careers in engineering, we would design and build concept airplanes out of balsa wood after track practice (we were both pole vaulters in high school), or just ride bikes together, or … Continue reading What is a Flurgin?
The concept of empathy is easy to describe, but, ironically, can only be understood if one has the capacity for it. It's at once the ability to project your experience outside of your self frame of reference, added to the ability to re-absorb the projected experience. It has a positive connotation in that empathy modifies … Continue reading Empathy
There are times in our lives where the mundain gives way to the extraordinary; when the known suddenly becomes the unknowable. Thus was our experience recently in Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain. This creature caught our attention in part because it looked like a Christmas tree with too much tinsel, with the head of a dog-goat, … Continue reading A Bizarre Encounter
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