I’m Single, Grieving My Husband’s Death, And Ready To Mingle

September 20, 2016

It’s not easy dipping your toes back into the dating pool after so many years. The scene today seems so different from the one I remember from my 20s. On one hand, I’m a little nervous, but there’s definitely a part of me that’s excited to dive in with an open heart and an open mind and embrace the prospect of meeting someone I really connect with. So pay attention, boys, because I’m single, grieving my husband’s death, and ready to mingle!

I’ve got a brand-new cocktail dress and a devastating personal tragedy I’m still very much working through, so it’s time to hit the dance floor and start having some fun!

Tonight’s the night I put myself back out there and really let loose. It’s not like I’m going to meet anyone new just sitting around my …

Teen Had Absolutely No Say In Becoming Part Of Snapchat Generation

July 7, 2016

PEEKSKILL, NY-Lamenting that she is now inextricably associated with the popular image messaging app solely because of the date of her birth, local teen Caitlin Reese told reporters Thursday that she had no say whatsoever in becoming part of the Snapchat Generation. “Being labeled a member of the Snapchat Generation was by no means my idea, but at this point, there’s really nothing I can do but go along with it,” said the 17-year-old high school student, resigning herself to the reality that she’ll be lumped together with a heterogeneous group of millions of individuals born in the late 1990s and early 2000s whenever a marketing professional, member of the media, or exasperated older citizen refers to the Snapchat Generation to make a sweeping point about people in her age bracket. “At no point did anyone ever inquire about my personal feelings regarding Snapchat, or Snaps, or …

‘Eleanor Amplified,’ An Adventure Podcast For The Whole Family

July 6, 2016

Fresh Air producer John Sheehan discusses The Radio Adventures of Eleanor Amplified, a new comic podcast for kids featuring an intrepid radio reporter who foils plots and outwits crafty villains.

‘People Want These Stories’: Women Win Big At The Nebula Awards

May 17, 2016

The Nebula Awards are some of the most prestigious prizes in science fiction and fantasy. This year, women authors swept the awards – and not for the first time.

Pulitzer Prize Honors 100 Years Of Public Service Journalism

April 17, 2016

Monday, the Pulitzer Prize winners will be announced, and this year will mark the Pultizers’ centennial. Scott Simon talks with Roy Harris, who’s written a book about the awards, “Pulitzer’s Gold.”

Part 1: One day a man with no arms sho…

March 5, 2016

Part 1:

One day a man with no arms showed up at a monastery, asking if there was any work. The monk thought for a while and asked if he could ring the bell in the tower by running into it with his head. The man with no arms thought he could manage that and started his new career.

For several days, the man happily rang the bell. Then one day he slipped, missed the bell, and fell off the tower, plunging to his death. The local constable showed up and asked the monk if he knew the man. The monk said “No, but his face rings a bell.”

Part 2:

Same monastery, few months later. A second man with no arms shows up and says he heard the monastery had a job for a guy with no arms (and an opening). The monk explained and the man took the jobs. He also happily rang the bell for a few days before slipping and plunging to his death. The constable showed up and asked if the monk knew the man. The monk said “No, but he’s a dead ringer for the last guy.”

M.F.K. Fisher Conjured Good Times That Couldn’t Last

February 15, 2016

In this posthumous novel beloved food writer, M.F.K. Fisher, rouses the “perfect nothingness, lightness and frivolity of the days before tragedy” as well as the “squirming aftermath.”

Scientists Say The Moon Really Does Impact Rainfall On Earth

February 2, 2016

When the moon is overhead or “underfoot,” the chance of rainfall diminishes ever so slightly, a new study concludes.

American Voices: Google Algorithm Beats Board Game Champion

January 29, 2016

An algorithm designed by Google’s DeepMind artificial intelligence division has conquered the reigning champion of the board game Go, a feat that Facebook claims its own AI division is also close to achieving. What do you think?

Dad Tells Son Thirty Two Things He Learned Growing Up. Number #18 Is Priceless.

November 28, 2015

He never thought his grumpy dad knew anything about life…but his eyes lit up as he started telling him the things he learned when growing up. I’m sure you’ll be able to relate with these.

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