Many writers I know, myself included, tend to steer clear of the so-called STEM disciplines: science, technology, engineering, and math. But when it comes to getting words on a page, most of us would do well to tap into our left brain a little more often.
growth – noun \ˈgrōth\ : a stage in the process of growing, “full growth” : the process of growing : progressive development : increase, expansion, “growth of the oil industry” On Saturday, Steve and I built our garden. I could have said “planted” our garden, and that would have been true. Eventually, we dug holes in dirt and buried […] Read more
On Wednesday, I found myself back at the office of my former employer offering some training to the new person filling my old role. While we were discussing the hierarchy of data and SQL queries, the CEO of the company came in and asked for some help with a report. She explained what she was […] Read more
earth – noun \ˈərth\ : the planet on which we live : land as opposed to the sea, the air, etc. : the material in which plants grow I celebrated Earth Day in a hospital waiting room today. My plans to commemorate the occasion by spending intentional time around the little patch of earth I call home […] Read more
hu·man — adjective \ˈhyü-mən, ˈyü-\ : of, relating to, or affecting people : typical of people : having good or bad qualities that people usually have __________ “I’m sorry.” “Please accept my apologies.” “It was my fault.” “I am not sure how that happened.” It’s been a week of mistakes. Actually, it’s been a week of discovering old mistakes, […] Read more
Most evenings when the boys are at our house, sometime between the end of the school day and bedtime, the TV will land on the TBS channel of our local cable company, and we will all laugh at the antics of Leonard and Sheldon, Wolowitz and Koothrappali in the syndicated episodes of The Big Bang Theory. […] Read more
When it’s unfortunate enough to be Pluto. Of all the things I learned about science growing up, there are very few things I remember besides the simple fact that there are 9 planets in our solar system. I’m not sure I even could name them — but the number 9 has really stuck. Now, I […] Read more
Just outside the window where I am sitting, I can see the top of one of my tomato plants, gradually taking over the nearby wooden fence with its strong, sticky branches. Some of the leafy stems must have snuck through the slats of the fence weeks ago when they were small, because now, after a […] Read more