A Profound Look Back at the Week: May 18-22

Summer is on the way, beaches are being opened and closed again because apparently people are flocking there with no regard for social distancing, and the school year in my part of the world is finally drawing to a close. We’re settling into the new normal. Or are we? Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: May 18-22

Why We Don’t Eat Our Young

I remember Little C’s shock when I told her spiders eat their young. I had to — there was the spider and all around it were the dead bodies of tiny little spiders. She got another of those shocks the other day when her father explained how young fish need to be separated from their parents so they don’t eat them. That’s life for you, darling, animals eat their young. The two reasons we don’t is that we have a concept of cuteness and because our young can say “Mummy, I love you.”

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5 Reasons Why Celebrity Crushes are Good for You

I clearly remember the first time I kind of fell in love with someone from a movie. It was in the mid-80s, I was pre-teen, and the movie was “The Neverending Story.” Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Celebrity Crushes are Good for You

Be Music. But Also Be Funny.

 

 

The Song

By Irina Slav

The 8:05 was Nina’s usual bus. The bus stop was right outside her house and still she sometimes had trouble getting there in time and had to wait for the 8:15. Nina was an office manager at a boutique—that is, small and insignificant—advertising agency downtown. She liked to be the first one in the office, when everything was quiet and all the rooms were empty. That’s why she took the 8:05 and not the 8:15 although in the last couple of months there was also another reason. Continue reading Be Music. But Also Be Funny.