Friday, Dec 19, 2014

Linda Downing

What people fear most this Christmas

Many people name death as their greatest fear. Fyodor Dostoyevski, the great Russian novelist, believed that change is “what people fear most.” That dread in itself is a kind of death.
Updated: 19 hours ago

Self-identification may frighten

Let us imagine walking alone in the woods and hearing someone groaning and coughing. When we finally trace the sound’s source, it is not someone but something that usually croaks. A new species, the Atlantic Coast leopard frog, recently found ...
Published: 12/12/14

Expectation fuels advent

We search for meaning in our lives. Advent, celebrated the four weeks prior to Christmas, applies thanksgiving to expectation of something good. “Hold every moment sacred,” wrote Thomas Mann. “Give each clarity and meaning…...
Published: 11/28/14

Is age an issue?

Nothing is a “non-issue” anymore. Yet, that is what 37-year-old Becky Hammon, the first woman named a full-time assistant coach in the NBA, called her upcoming appearances in the men’s locker room—a non-issue. Well, okay &...
Updated: 1 months ago

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