Resilience and Sacrifice

It’s Memorial Day in the United States. This is a federal holiday when we honor military personnel who have died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. I am reminded of the elderly neighbor downstairs, Clyde, who passed away two years ago on this day. He was a Navy man who donned his original uniform every year and either marched in the Memorial Day parade or paid homage by watching the parade with his wife. Clyde was proud to haveRead more

Pavlov’s Dog at the Microwave

“Only by observing this condition would the results of our work be regarded as fully conclusive and as having elucidated (explained) the normal course of the phenomena.” ~Ivan Pavlov~ I turned into Pavlov’s dog last week. In an attempt to heat up a mug of lukewarm coffee at work, I inserted said mug of liquid lusciousness into the microwave. Then I pressed a button. There was no beep. I pressed another button. Still no beep. Well, is this thing working?Read more