Eyelashes, Dinner Tables, and Other Stuff that Promotes Long-term Health

Have you ever wondered why we have eyelashes? This morning, while making coffee, I poured boiling water into our french press and it splashed a little in an unexpected way. A fraction of a second later my eyelid batted away a drop of boiling water that’d somehow missed my glasses. Think about that. When you blink,…… Continue reading Eyelashes, Dinner Tables, and Other Stuff that Promotes Long-term Health

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The Value of Attention

If you want to know what’s important to a person… 1990s answer — Look in their checkbook… and follow the money. Where a person spends money shows what they really value. 2000s answer — Look at their calendar… and see where they spend their time. Where a person spends their time shows what they really…… Continue reading The Value of Attention

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Playing Tag, Riding Bikes, and other Nefarious Activities of Children

“We don’t allow tag” Kristen and I looked at one another yesterday and giggled. It was more of a silenced snort. I looked down to hide my grin of disbelief. My 10-year old son had gotten into trouble for playing tag in the school yard at lunch. Even his teacher knew how silly it sounded.…… Continue reading Playing Tag, Riding Bikes, and other Nefarious Activities of Children