“View from my hotel room in Switzerland” ~ I want!!!

View from my hotel room in Switzerland - Imgur.

The power of introverts ~ Susan Cain ~ TED

I almost didn't listen to this TED talk by Susan Cain. She's a bit soft spoken....but still compelling in a gentle, deep way. She clearly believes in her message, that there is enormous, often ignored value in those introverted moments and inclinations. It's not that...

If you’re happy and you know it, that’s a sin!

I bust up every time I see this. Having gone through six years of Catholic school, I know there's more than a little truth behind the image: If you're happy and you know it, that's a sin! I tease about my Catholic schooling, but I was very lucky--even blessed--to have...

Thorium ~ An alternative nuclear fuel ~ Kirk Sorensen TED

Former NASA scientist Kirk Sorensen gives an inspiring little talk at a TEDx about the potential of thorium as a nuclear fuel source. Thorium has numerous advantages over uranium, which Sorensen quickly reviews. If we ever colonize the moon, thorium will almost...

New “Three R’s” of education ~ Results, resilience, relationships ~ Roy Leighton at TEDx

I found this TEDx talk by Roy Leighton a bit chaotic and incomplete, but it contained some excellent points to ponder...and act upon.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr-aG2bvAcg TEDxTartu - Roy Leighton - The Butterfly Model: Value -- Create -- Educate - YouTube. Roy...

Giada de Laurentiis – I’ve watch your show and still can’t cook

Giada de Laurentiis Giada de Laurentiis I’ve watch her Food Network show for over a year now. I still don't know how to boil water.

Pete Davidson Apologizes to Lt. Com. Dan Crenshaw – SNL

I liked this...and it had a good message at the end about Veteran's Day...Thank you for your service, really...And we'll "Never Forget." I suppose I should know what happened to prompt this, but I haven't bothered yet. In any case, good on them for doing this.

Your baby is so small…says the kangaroo

LOL! Wow! Your baby is soooo small....says the kangaroo to the man. I couldn't help but chuckle at this cartoon. There are a couple different versions, so I'm not sure who orginally thought of it, but whoever it was, thanks for a nice laugh 🙂

Why does salt enhance even sweet food flavors?

Why does salt enhance even sweet food flavors? Very interesting question. Many recipes, even those for candy, call for the addition of salt. And the truth is if you leave out the salt, the resulting dish or confection (or alcoholic drink) won't have as much flavor as...

The Philosopher Commuter – How One Person Can Reduce Traffic

Traffic flows in stop-and-go waves that are caused, in part, by everyone doing their best to prevent other cars from cutting ahead of them in their lane. By not tailgating, by giving lots of space to the guy ahead of your car, you allow cars to flow  into lanes as...

You are my forever

At some point, while submariner Mikhail Averin waited at the bottom of the Bering Sea to be rescued, he wrote this short letter to his wife. No one has forever... But I wanted more. I wanted to give you more...more babies. Love our son and the baby for both of us....