Why the leaf? Well, way back in the 16th Century, pages in books were referred to as leaves. Turning over a new leaf meant that one was turning to a blank page. Each day is a new leaf.
Half-life is a term commonly used in the world of nuclear physics and pharmaceuticals; the time required for a quantity to reduce to half its initial value. And from there, it’s all downhill at an exponential rate. But what about that doughnut. Yesterday it was fresh, last night it was edible, but today its dried … Continue reading What Do We Do When Passion is Half Dead?
I never understood why, when someone dies, people flock to the scene to claim possession of the trinkets of the deceased. I just don’t get it. I remember when my grandmother died and four people were fighting for her punch bowl. A fucking punch bowl! When the hell are you ever going to need a … Continue reading Why Do We Grasp for Dead People’s Possessions?
When I was in Yoga teacher training, I thought it would be cool to pick up a Mala necklace. Yeah, I’m calling it a necklace. A string of beads in a circle, we wear around our neck. Necklace. Anyways, I figured why not; you know? I already have the bracelets, so why not the necklace. … Continue reading The Number of the Universe
While I was studying athletic training at Temple University, one of my mother’s friends came up to me and asked, “Hey Rob, what can I do to get rid of this?”, flicking her triceps fat, while eating a donut. Hmm. Very attractive. As I got into the real answer, she interrupted me with, “No, I … Continue reading Why is Reality a Hard Sell? 3 Questions