Since when did assertiveness become a virtue? Isn’t it more virtuous to turn the other cheek than to stand one’s ground?
Archives for February 2010
I began my test by simply smiling and saying hello to strangers…No matter how uncomfortable it felt to put my shy little self out there, I would do it anyway.
Twenty-eight years ago, the first case of AIDS was diagnosed in Australia. Dr. Basil Donovan, a world expert on sexual health, was on the frontline.
At 21:45 the loudspeakers crackled and announced “Attention on the FOB, Incoming. Take Cover. That is all.” I laugh every time I hear those last words because it reminds me of the absurdity depicted in the TV comedy “M*A*S*H*.”
How much different would the lives of humans be if we had tails? Want to feel more confident? Just lift that tail!
Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions – motion, speech, self-awareness – shut down one by one. This is an astonishing story of a remarkable woman! About Jill Bolte Taylor About TED.COM Originally posted at synaptici.com January 29, […]
Last Friday I walked up to a total stranger, smiled, and handed him a hundred bucks. Then I walked away.
The Harmony Rocket was my dad’s guitar when he played in a band in the 60s. It was the first guitar I’d ever seen or heard up close. My soul didn’t have a chance.
It was early evening in the spring of 2002 when I found myself 10 feet across the kitchen from a dog with bared teeth and lowered head. He was growling in a low, menacing rumble. As I looked into his fixed, steely eyes, I could hardly believe this was the dog we had raised from […]
I guess I can consider myself a movie star now, even if The Brothel Project is the only film I ever star in. I don’t know if I’ve ever been as nervous as I was in the moments just before the movie started, having not been allowed to see it before its debut on January 31 at the Victoria Film Festival.