In 1878 American neurologist George Beard made his way to northern Maine in search of a most interesting quarry: the legendary Jumping Frenchmen of Maine.
Archives for November 2012
In his quest for his day-end drink, Mike Vardy discovers that sometimes it’s okay to dump the bourbon and go with the beer. But it’s not always easy.
Part of training your dog is teaching them a cue or command for their behaviours. You would think that it’s a relatively uncomplicated thing to put a name or signal on something like “Sit” or “Down.” In practice, it’s more complex than you might realize.
Today let’s talk about being invisible. If I am invisible and no one sees me, then no one can hurt me.
In a series of vignettes, both humorous and tender, writer Gab Halasz sketches the special relationship between a slightly eccentric but loving father and a smart, independent-minded daughter.
Author George Burden provides us with an exploration of the possibility that the bizarre behavior of the early Roman emperors may have been triggered by Tourette Syndrome.
A series of intimate sexual relationships that produce no children would be disastrous in any traditional culture. This may well be a source of unacknowledged emotional stress in our own society.
This week’s video reveals the varied layers of conflict we can choose to include in our stories—and why we want as many of those layers as possible.
Pigmy Dartlet (Agriocnemis pygmaea) male, a very small apple green damselfly with black stripes and orange colored abdominal segments.
Ilona Martonfi’s Blue Poppy is a rallying cry against oppression. Ilona Martonfi considers herself a poet-activist. While her first book of poetry, Blue Poppy, might initially read like the dirge of a brutal marriage, the subject matter changes meaning in light of her activism. “I am talking about freedom,” said Martonfi. “Freedom from violence, wherever […]