The Stories We Tell Ourselves

If you've ever pushed the crosswalk button at a stoplight and waited several minutes for the light to change you've most likely been manipulated by the placebo effect.  Most cross walk buttons in the united states aren't connected to the stoplights anymore.  The...

The Millennial Whoop of Journalism

I recently became aware of something called "The Millennial Whoop".  Patrick Metzer wrote an interesting piece about it for Slate magazine. Its a musical pattern used within many types of songs to give instant comfort to the listener and make it sound familiar. "It’s...

Embrace the Chaos

My husband and I spent this Summer putting out fires.  Illness, injury, cancelled vacations, unexpected bumps and bruises, a death, disappointment in some relationships and clarity on many things that truly matter.   All of this made for a...