The Masks We Wear

Today is Halloween! So that means trick-or-treating, Halloween parties, candy, and of course, costumes!!! Have you ever thought about why people choose the costumes they wear? Hmmmm… Well, experts say these choices aren’t random, even if we think they are. Costumes are powerful social communicators… the Halloween costumes we pick actually reveal our personalities or at least ...

What the F?

How much of a smart cookie are you?   Read the following sentence:   Finished files are the result of years of scientific study combined with the experience of years.   Now count out loud how many F’s are in that sentence. Count them ONLY one time! DO NOT count them again.   How many F’s did you count?   Answer

Photo of the Moment Monday: Up, Up and Away!

During my run today, I saw this hot air balloon way up in the sky. I stopped and watched it for a while as it floated higher and higher. I imagined myself in that big wicker basket, floating up there above the fields below.   I imagined how much I could see for miles and miles. And ...

When You Have Something to Say, the Trolls Come Out to Play

What does the word “troll” elicit in your mind? Do you envision a mythical, mean and ugly creature depicted in folklore that lurks in dark places like caves or underneath bridges, waiting to attack anything that passes by? Something like the one in the tale of The Three Billy Goats Gruff?   Trolls are creepy!   And so are ...