“Nature deficit disorder” is the term used by Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, to describe what he sees as a failure for today’s children: too much time in front of computer screens and not enough time in free play outdoors.
An artist’s ability to take a simple concept and expand it into multiple mediums that can connect with hundreds of people never fails to amaze the viewer. At Bailey’s Elementary School, teacher Allyn Kurin took such common items as fabric pieces, wooden pickets, and plywood panels, to tell family stories […]
We now have something purportedly definitive about the cause of left-handedness, a characteristic of somewhere between 8% and 10% of the population worldwide. This week, news has come of an Oxford University study that claims a gene that causes left-handedness has been discovered, and that it is associated with a […]
A few years ago, my boyfriend (now an ex) and I walked into a chain bookstore while on vacation. Only minutes before, we had mended fences over a fight about nothing. While traversing the maze of books, my boyfriend noticed an unusually hot young man staring at me. “Do you […]