Science History and Schadenfreude: A Polluting Scientist Gets His Comeuppance

This is really random, but I just finished Chapter 10 in Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything, a wonderfully educational and entertaining science book that explains the universe from the beginning for laypeople to understand and build their scientic appreciation, understanding, and curiousity. Learning about particle physics (the topic of Chapter 10) could … More Science History and Schadenfreude: A Polluting Scientist Gets His Comeuppance

How to Nurture and Educate Children Using Roffman’s 5 Core Needs

I thought this was going to be about sex. My daughter’s teachers provided us with Deborah Roffman’s book Talk to Me First, to give us insight into how to talk to our kids about sex. Roffman’s book about “becoming your kids’ ‘go-to’ person about sex” is so much more. It’s a spot-on framework for parenting … More How to Nurture and Educate Children Using Roffman’s 5 Core Needs

The Bell Jar Review

Well that was depressing…at least that’s what most people tend to think of it. As a psychology professional in my other life, I found her novel to be a fascinating and accurate depiction of one’s descent into mental illness and subsequent suicide attempt. The Bell Jar is considered a roman a clef (French for “novel … More The Bell Jar Review