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Question: Can Neuroscience Inform Everyday Life? The “Translation Problem” – Neuroskeptic

A new paper asks why neuroscience hasn’t had more “impact on our daily lives.” The article, Neuroscience and everyday life: facing the translation problem, comes from Dutch researchers Jolien C. Francken and Marc Slors. It’s a thought-provoking piece, but it … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with this picture?

So, you get yourself a “banana hanger”. One of those inventions that holds your bananas off the counter — maybe so they ripen more evenly? And it’s fine. It works great. You get a lot of use out of it. … Continue reading

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Wasting time at the speed of trust. Jayden K. Smith and our instincts to protect the ones we care about.

It never should have happened. I got the following message on Facebook from a friend, and promptly forwarded it on to a handful of others friends. Please tell all the contacts in your messenger list not to accept Jayden K. … Continue reading

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All this drama

So, the 21st century dumpster fire continues. All I have to do is go over to Google News to find out what else we’re doing to ourselves, these days. And I say “what we’re doing to ourselves” – not “what … Continue reading

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Fecund/Fallow – a #poem of balance

Fecund/Fallow I am searching for poetics between jobs. Like a displaced, untenured professor, cast adrift by budget cuts at the local community college, I languish amid my books, scanning the want ads, knowing I can do better, I must do … Continue reading

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If no one else did – a #poem of passing through

If no one else did, I saw you. Trapped in a car turned on its head, the hood sucked into itself, the front wheels hanging crazy like palsied fists of a punchy, cauliflower-eared worn-out boxer, with two firemen wedged in … Continue reading

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Firewater – a #poem of retrospective hope

Firewater Days of showers, weeks of rain. When it first comes, we’re taken by surprise. Didn’t anyone tell the sky this is the worst drought in 50 years? Days of showers, weeks of rain. the only consolation of running laundry … Continue reading

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Steam, not Smoke – a #poem of waking

Steam, not Smoke Now the rains have come and there’s’ no threat of wildfire for another year, at least, provided they stay. May the rains stay. Coffee cup in hand, I linger over the steam rising from my reflection-in-brown, and … Continue reading

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I once had a friend who drew… – a #poem of a different kind of art

I once had a friend who drew faces for dollar bills for a living. She said it was more challenging than most people realized and more rewarding. And I wondered if I ever saw her work, or if she only … Continue reading

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Money Musk – a #poem of rumination and finance

Money Musk At four in the morning, I might as well be up and about, leftover mutterings from my pre-sleep ruminations six hours ago rattling between me ears with REM-deprived self-importance. At four, this morning, I am up and about, … Continue reading

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