I don't remember a lot about my childhood birthdays but there is one particular moment from one particular birthday that lingers even now, over thirty years later. One of those "flashbulb" memories, if you will. It was my sixth birthday, and my parents threw a large bonfire-type get together with my entire extended family. The … Continue reading The Worst (and Best) Gift I Ever Received
In 1945, the world witnessed the true power of nuclear weapons when two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan, one on Hiroshima on August 6, and on Nagasaki three days later. Realizing the potential (and perhaps ramifications) of such a weapon, at the war's end, the United States created the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) to … Continue reading 3-2-1, Action…or Explosion!
#wellnesswednesday is on hiatus this week as I spend this Holy Week with my family and in reflection of the love and sacrifice of my Savior. May you be blessed this Easter season. "For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in … Continue reading Holy Week Hiatus
The door to the studio was shut tight. Inside, Pablo Picasso, one of the most famous artists of the 20th century, was hard at work on his latest masterpiece—and he was not to be disturbed. Lump (pronounced “loomp”) was not discouraged. He pushed his way inside and dropped a stone at the feet of the painter, tail wagging expectantly. Picasso, … Continue reading The Spanish Artist and the German Dog