A Black widow called Fat Mama

I discovered recently  that there are people out there who develop warm and tender relationships with their Black Widows. Feeding them juicy crickets and  valiantly saving them from the dissection knife; proving that the human brain is so plastic it can learn to love just about anything.  This I learn as I make my way... Continue Reading →

400 leagues beneath the trees

Prof John Booker led me deep into the earths crust. With new developments in statistics, computer imaging and the long,  long energy waves of the sun, geophysicists can see 400 km deep into the earth. What they are finding runs counter to what everybody believed. It was all too clever for me , but what... Continue Reading →

What if we loved like extremists?

“My stomach dropped”....said the mother on the news, as she remembered the moment that she  heard of the knife stabbings at her child’s school. Only the most fortunate among us have not felt that hollow ‘stomach drop’ that accompanies shocking news. I was about to experience it again. It was a bright day in the... Continue Reading →

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