Divorce rate

I read an article that discussed a newer study and subsequent book related to divorce rates and statistics. I have to admit that I have not read the study but did find the synopsis very encouraging if the results of the study are valid. I sent the following email and article to some folks in […]

Neuroplasticity

Neuroplasticity From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Neuroplasticity, also known as brain plasticity, is an umbrella term that encompasses both synaptic plasticity and non-synaptic plasticity—it refers to changes in neural pathways and synapses due to changes in behavior, environment, neural processes, thinking, emotions, as well as changes resulting from bodily injury.[1] Neuroplasticity has replaced the formerly-held […]

Christmas

I wrote this a year ago. I have been very impacted by the secularization of this holiday as of late.  A new hire who sits next to me asked me if we are allowed to say Merry Christmas if a student says Merry Christmas to us (I am an admissions counselor for an online university).  […]

The pope, the big bang, and evolution

A couple of friends that I work with turned my attention to a story in the news a few weeks ago (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/pope-francis-declares-evolution-and-big-bang-theory-are-right-and-god-isnt-a-magician-with-a-magic-wand-9822514.html).  It is regarding the pope’s view on the universe and origins of life.  My response below: You both told me about what the pope said regarding evolution and I think it deserves discussion.  […]