It’s STEM Tuesday. The brain is an amazing thing.   Water, neurons, and fat. About 60% fat.  There are about 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the brain and no pain receptors.  Light never reaches the brain, yet we perceive light and dark. We think, we learn, we emote, we remember, all because of that three-pound organ.

I saw this Ted Talk a couple of years ago. It’ll take you about 20 minutes.  Hang in there for the first 8:08 minutes. I think Sugata Mitra and his studies will blow you away.

[tweetthis]I love the idea of using the “Method of the Grandmother” to teach children.[/tweetthis]

Did you ever think about birth and breast-feeding as part integral to health and wellness?

I can hear your thoughts and see your eyes rolling:

What? Do you think I’ve been living under a rock?

Today, I sharing a bit about newborns and the Human Microbiome.

Yes, I still so excited about this international project that I start talking about it like an enthused conspiracy theorist. Yes,


The Doctor has changed appearance ten distinct...

My first Fathom Event:  Dr. Who Day of the Doctor in 3-D.  Was it worth it?  Heck Yes!

Loved-One is a fan of Doctor Who.  Not a Johnny-come-lately fan, Loved-One can name all the companions since Romana I, Roman II, who came out of nowhere with no explanation, and K-9, Loved-One’s favorite companion.  And what about his favorite Doctor?  Tom Baker, hands down.  Tom Baker and his crazy 10 foot scarf.

I’m a late comer.  I started with Christopher Eccleston as The Doctor and Rose (Billie Piper)  as his companion.  The Empty Child pointed out a big difference between British television and American.  British children die.  Lots of British children die.

I’m crazy about Doctor Who; my favorite re-generation is David Tennant.  I cannot decide which companion I like the most:  Is it Rose, or Amy and Rory, or Clara, or maybe Martha.  Jack Harkness