Where has life fishhooked you?

  Yesterday, I headed out through the garage, on my way to do some work for a friend. As I walked through the garage, I couldn't miss it. Some kind of wire-y, point-y, fishhook-y kind of think sticking out of a tire on my wife's van. I pulled on it a bit, but it wasn't…

It Seemed Like a Good Idea…

Recently, I stopped at a convenience store and popped into the bathroom. When I went to wash my hands, it was one of those new-fangled combo deals -- where the sink and the hand dryer are all built into the same vanity. And there was only one of them in this particular restroom. So, I…

Why Geese Can’t Act “Un-geesy”

Snapshot #1 Likely, you've heard of the Stanford Prison Experiment. Conducted in 1971, carefully-screened college students were chosen to play the role of prisoners and guards. The experiment was to last 2 weeks. The project coordinator, Philip Zimbardo, had to shut it down after 6 days. Why? Because the ones who were given authority in…