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A Perfume by Any Other Name Nov 10, 2021

 

“That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” mused Juliet in Shakespeare’s play bearing her name in the title. But could the same be said for perfume?

The world’s most expensive fragrance – of which only one bottle was crafted -- is...

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Your Days Are Numbered Oct 23, 2021

It wasn't much of a park.

A mowed field. Skeletal remains of a baseball diamond. A path peeking warily through trees on the far end with no clear access point inviting, "Come stroll with me" to visitors.

It was a weird place for a park.

Streets carrying traffic far exceeding their original...

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Where Y'all From? Oct 23, 2021

Having resided in a few regions of the United States, I've observed people respond to "Where are you from" -- with all its derivatives -- differently.

I don't mean their answers vary, but that their responses are distinct.

In the South (not to be confused with the Southwest), the question cues a...

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Stick It To Them! Oct 23, 2021

Ever super-glued your fingers together? 

If only educators could affix information to students’ brains as easily as squeezing a few drops from a bottle can rejoin ceramic fragments. While that’s not possible – and ethically not preferable, Made to Stick by...

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Is Your Home Due for a Renovation? Oct 23, 2021

Are you an HGTV fan?

Peruse the multiple home makeover shows on their website, and you’ll recognize millions of people are! What’s captivating about watching new floors, cabinets, and fixtures installed? What’s intriguing about fresh paint, updated furniture, and repurposed...

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Who Have You Buried Alive? Oct 23, 2021

Being buried alive is not on any sane person’s bucket list.

This “It’s terrifying just to consider” ordeal occurs in horrible nightmares, suspense movies, and real-life crises instigated by natural or man-made disasters. In the latter, cameras click as crowds gather,...

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Unearthing the Coronavirus Treasure Oct 23, 2021

Broken. Incomplete. Discovered by chance during worldwide upheaval. Fought over. Studied by the world’s brightest minds. Transformational. Priceless.

What possible correlation exists between a soldier’s shovel scraping a stone chiseled with ancient languages and educators scrambling...

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Are You One? Are You Two? Oct 20, 2021

 Numbers may very well be the world’s rulers. (Pun intended.) Consider:

  • Musicians compose scales and chords, beats and measures based on numerals.
  • Sociologists employ statistics to identify cultural and demographic trends and outliers.
  • Architects design based on the Golden Ratio.
  • ...
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Go Take a Hike?! Oct 20, 2021

                “Go take a hike!” wasn’t a friendly invitation when I was growing up.

More like, “Get outta’ my face.” “I don’t like you.” Or “Shut up!”

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Liberty Isn't an American Idea Oct 20, 2021

Pageantry played out yesterday on millions of stages in the United States for one-day-only performances.

On lime lawns, lemon yellow Frisbees® sailed under robin-egg blue skies. On steaming gray asphalt polished black shoes marched in unison as band members sporting gold-braided uniforms...

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Close Encounters of the Think Kind Oct 20, 2021

Stripes in varied widths decorated his short sleeve jersey knit shirt.

Medium thick gray. Wide pale yellow. Thin light blue. Loose, but not baggy, brown trousers skimmed the top of simple black tennis shoes. Over his shoulders worn, but not ragged, backpack straps hung. In his hands laid a black...

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