Setting the Record

Plus, it can charge from solar. The most amazing thing to me: it’s a real photo. It’s about time someone did something to capture the imagination of kids who are deciding what to be when they grow up. Engineering, science, technology, astrophysics — they have amazing opportunities. If nothing else, the stereotype is proven true: red … See the Meme


When I first saw this one-liner, it was presented as a joke with a pretty woman as an illustration. It’s a whole different question with a different picture.

Why Did God Create Atheists?

This is lengthy, but really worth it. (As always, you can click the pic to see it larger.) Hasidim: a sect of Orthodox Jews that arose out of a pietistic movement originating in eastern Europe in the second half of the 18th century; a sect that follows the Mosaic law strictly. —WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart … See the Meme

Look Higher

I’ve always thought this quote was profound. When I posted it, I commented: It’s often attributed to “Paul Brandt” — but it’s not clear if that refers to Canadian country music artist Paul Rennée Belobersycky (Brandt is his stage name), or someone less famous. I searched music lyric sites to see if it’s in one of … See the Meme

Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Dearth

Thank goodness he didn’t live to see the Internet — particularly the Public Comment sections.

Successful People Do This

Behind every successful person is a book that helped get them there (…and then another and another and another and another…). Ultra-successful people tend to have reading in common: a great novel, a self-improvement book, or just to learn something. Reading is a way to continue your education, to de-stress, to increase focus. It aids in … See the Meme

We Fought a War About This

It’s hard to believe it even needs to be said — but it does. The upper photo shows Houston, Texas, police officer Daryl Hudeck carrying Catherine Pham and her baby boy after floods surrounded their home.

Remember This

That is all.

What a Trip

Not everyone can handle the power of “being alone” with themselves.

A Study of Women

Crazy to think, but if you look back through history you know it’s true. Which leads to, “Who is this, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich?” Ulrich is an American historian of early America and the history of women. Her influential approach to history has been described as a tribute to “the silent work of ordinary people” — an approach … See the Meme