Richard Wilkinson ~ Economic inequality harms societies

Using historical data, Richard Wilkinson illustrates how income disparities WITHIN a society are strongly correlated with poorer general health, shorter lifespans, increased violence, less upward mobility, and much, much more. Quite shocking. Economic inequality...

9 Wise Quotes from “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel ~ What a collection of senior actors. Totally love this film. Poignant. Funny. Sad. Joyous. And with some wisdom thrown in for good measure. Here are some favorite quotes from the movie: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.... Sonny:...

Neil deGrasse Tyson ~ We Stopped Dreaming

This collection of Neil deGrasse Tyson clips (assembled by Scrunchthethird on YouTube) are inspiring. I'm old enough to remember when we landed on the moon and the excitement that generated in me as a child. It was a great way to grow scientists. It was a great way to...

Mike Rowe’s frank and funny hour-long interview 

I don't think I've heard Mike Rowe cover so many topics in an interview. I've always liked his humor, and I find myself attracted to many elements of his philosophy, which he sums up in The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge. This interview reveals a lot about his values and how he...

5 leadership mistakes of Star Wars Galactic Empire

If the Galactic Empire had avoided these leadership mistakes, perhaps we wouldn't have had to endure the Star Wars prequels...Not sure that's logical, but here are five leadership mistakes identified by Forbes magazine that the Empire committed, and some suggestions...

What democracy demands of religious values ~ Obama quote

This is a superb quote from President Barack Obama. As a former Catholic, this speaks to how I feel religious values should inform the laws and government policy of our democracy. It seems the only way if we hope to stay a true melting pot of cultures. “Democracy...

Say Hey (I Love You) ~ Michael Franti & Spearhead

Totally fun rhythm to Say Hey (I love you) by Michael Franti & Spearhead. I found it on Pandora and have been playing it non-stop for a couple days. Makes me laugh, smile, and dance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0fYKguHFcQ Michael Franti & Spearhead - Say...

When religion dictates discrimination against others…

When religion dictates that we intentionally discriminate against others... It's time to question our religion. Americans for Marriage Equality

Nice to See You Mr. Bond ~ Reddit Caption

Pretty as a picture!! - A Laugh and a Smile.

Is the King James bible the word of God? Seriously?

After reading the history-based critique below, it's hard to believe the King James version of the bible could possibly be the word of God. It's this kind of historical tracing (which I first learned about in a Hellenistic Religions class in college) that began the...

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....

Glorious Octopus Image

I bumped into this image of an octopus recently and had to share. Such a striking, symmetrical geometry to this octopus' pose. Totally mesmerizing.