Schrodinger's cat - an animal of a different kind
In science, there is something called Schrödinger's cat. It is often described as a paradox although it really is a thought experiment (no laboratory needed, just an active mind). This thought experiment, as best as this feeble mind can understand, explored one of the features of quantum mechanics which says, among other things, that everything exists in multiple states or infinite possibilities...
Choices, choices, choices
It seems a day doesn't go by without having to make a decision about something, having to make a choice. Should I pick A or B? Should I buy this car or that car? Do I invest in this stock or that? Sometimes the choice is doing A or doing nothing at all - a kind of Hobson's Choice. Should I change jobs or not (assuming you have that luxury)? Should I marry this person or not? The...
The Road Not Taken - by Robert Frost
This is, no doubt, one of my favorite poems. Also, it is one that is often recited, or at least portions of it quoted.
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo where it bent in the undergrowth;Then took the other, as just as fair,And having...
GB Tech Minute: Enhancing Photos
Looking for some simple options to make your photos shine? Dave Beatriz shows you some quick photo editing steps to make your snapshots come to life.
Trying to Decide on a Treatment Course?
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If you or someone you love has been recently diagnosed with breast cancer, please take a look at My Breast Cancer Coach, a new information tool to help women understand diagnostic and treatment options for their type of breast cancer. After answering a few simple questions about your cancer based on the results in your pathology...
Take a "No Gain, No Returning Pain" Vacation
I work hard, so I want to enjoy my vacations. At the same time, I don’t want to give up everything I’ve invested in losing weight and getting fit.
I could give in and indulge myself, hoping I’ll shape up later. But if I decide to indulge, I may need to brace myself for when I return home and see the higher number on the scale....
No Time to Research
When 6-year-old Pierce O'Lenick shattered his arm on the playground, his mother didn't have time to research medical options. Fortunately, the mothers of Pierce's playmates all had the same recommendation - Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic.
Connecting Up with Other Authors
Over the course of my work with the Elderhostel Institute Network, I have “met,” usually through email, many interesting folks, and I’ve let them all know about my new book. One of them, Joan Fitting Scott, got back to me, offered congratulations, and we began an email correspondence about writing and marketing our own books. She has just written “Skinning the Cat: A Baby Boomer’s...