A reflection on impossibility (a poem)

I picked up on the phrase ‘impossible women’ in an episode of Star Trek: Voyager and ran with it… If I were more cynical I’d conclude that I am drawn to ‘impossible’ women distant different dissimilar—maybe even dangerous or dramatic with intelligence, attractiveness or sense of adventure far beyond my own What if they’re just [...]

Lifelong Learning

I have recently come to the conclusion that I have become a lifelong learner. It is often said that learning is a lifelong activity. I think that most of us don’t really look at it that way. We go to school while we grow up, then some of us go to college (then a few [...]

Sometimes, Things Make Sense

Sometimes, insights come from unexpected places. Yesterday, I had the chance to read an article by Malcolm Gladwell (author of The Tipping Point), first published in 1998, about Judith Rich Harris and her theories about child development. (The article can be found here on Gladwell's web site.) The gist of the article, and Harris' theory, is [...]