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Blog soup: A concoction of stray thoughts

January 18, 2017
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This week’s post is the blog equivalent of cleaning out the fridge to make soup. I’m pulling together leftover tidbits from my files—items that weren’t meaty enough to make a complete blog post on their…

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A boomer’s view of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs

January 11, 2017
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Abraham Maslow (1908 – 1970) had a pretty compelling reason for becoming a psychologist. “I was awfully curious to find out why I didn’t go insane,” he said, in a glass-half-full kind of way. Before…

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The velocity of penguin poop and other important scientific studies

January 4, 2017
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Sometimes I can understand why people deny climate change or believe in intelligent design. Well, not really…I just wanted to reel you in with a little empathy. But the truth is, when you read about…

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What’s your superpower?

December 28, 2016
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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been feeling sort of powerless in the wake of the presidential election. So with the fantastical thinking and intellect of a five-year-old (remind you of an orange-faced someone…

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“A Visit from Trumplethinskin:” A new version of the Christmas classic

December 21, 2016
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To fan the flames of the holiday spirit (of resistance), here’s a new version of the classic holiday poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” No mice are stirring but my activism sure has been awakened.…

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Medical alert: Age-related asshat allergy syndrome

December 14, 2016
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I seem to have acquired some unusual allergies as I’ve gotten older. Unlike the typical allergic reactions—such as sneezing and itchy eyes—to things like pollen, dust or animal dander, I find myself having reactions to…

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Guys, you don’t know how good you have it!

December 7, 2016
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As a baby boomer who came of age during the “women’s lib” era, I really thought we’d evolved more when it comes to gender equality. But the crap that emerged during the recent presidential election…

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So what would your epitaph be?

November 30, 2016
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So here’s a cheery thought: We’re all gonna die. I suppose there’s a less in-your-face way of saying it, but for most of us baby boomers, the reality is that there are simply more days…

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Let’s talk turkey…sex

November 23, 2016
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With Thanksgiving nearly upon us, it seem only fitting to share this particular piece of research about the sexual appetites of male turkeys: In 1965, for some reason I have yet to discern, scientists at…

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Some things I just can’t believe

November 16, 2016
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You’ve heard the phrase “suspension of disbelief,” right? Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge coined it in 1817, suggesting that if an author could weave “human interest and a semblance of truth” into even the most ridiculous…

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