Benjamin Zander has two infectious passions: classical music, and helping us all realize our untapped love for it — and by extension, our untapped love for all new possibilities, new experiences, new connections. Continue reading Benjamin Zander: Classical music with shining eyes
Singer-songwriter Nellie McKay performs the semi-serious song “Clonie” — about creating the ultimate companion.
This is not a time to be profound. This is a time to rehydrate and make some more coffee. And search around for stuff that fell out of pockets. Continue reading Growing Up, and The Process of Discovery
In India, a baby was stillborn, apparently dead of the effects of complications at a seven month delivery. The mother had been suffering convulsions of some kind and was heavily medicated.The next day, as the parents were on the way to the burial ground with the corpses of their baby, it started to gurgle and breath and stuff.The baby …”showed attempts to breathe … Under such circumstances, it would appear that doctors had no reason to assume that the baby was dead,” said Dr Suleiman Merchant, acting dean of Sion Hospital in Mumbai.Apparently the drugs the mother had been given repressed the heartbeat to the level at which it was not detected. The infant is still in critical condition.
Look closely at this picture. Continue reading Freaky Picture
The winners of the Sex Positive Journalism Award (The Sexies) have been announced!!! And here they are: Continue reading The Sexies Are Out!
…. something I never encouraged. But these days it is practiced in my extended family. So what did I get and what does it all mean? Continue reading Fathers’Day Is… And other matters