I went looking for the Ursid meteor shower in the past few days and found these instead. Taken on December … Continue reading Suspended Starlight
Taken on November 25, 2018 with my iPhone standing across the street of the Cathedral Basilica, St. Louis, MO., in … Continue reading Cathedral After the Rain
Recently, my family and I had the opportunity to see the underwater archaeological exhibit, Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds. The … Continue reading Art Days 01: Egyptian Archaeology
An Instagram friend of mine has been taking daily photos for forever it seems. Instagram is such an awesome way … Continue reading 0:365 Photography Challenge
Part of me always wanted to be an entomologist, except for the whole collecting bugs bit of it. Every time … Continue reading On Entomology, and Biophilia by Christopher Marley
June may be Brain Awareness Month but your health is too important to put off.
This weekend I was reading an article about early testing for Alzheimer’s Disease and I learned that the brain is like a grape — if you leave it out to dry, you’ll wind up with a raisin (analogy from the article). I don’t know about you, but even though I like raisins, I don’t want my brain ending up like one. As romantic as the tortured artist image is, I think I’ll do my best work with a fully functional brain, thank you very much.
And I have reason to be concerned, too. Alzheimer’s and dementia run in the family, along with a cocktail mix of other mental illnesses. My genetics are a bit like Russian roulette: if each potential illness was a bullet placed in the 6-barrel chamber, and if n is the odds that I don’t end up developing one later in life when the ‘trigger’ is pulled, well, the odds are definitely not in my favor.
So what do I do? Continue reading “Brain Health & Disease Prevention”