Sexy by Nature

Artist Robert Mapplethorpe observed that flowers are the sexual organs of a plant, therefore naturally sexy. I don’t recall where I saw the quote. Mapplethorpe is enjoying a resurgence of appreciation. People have forgotten, or are too young to remember, the controversy over the sexuality of his photographs. Interesting that humans respond to flowers with emotional arousal as flowers are meant for insects … More Sexy by Nature


While researching global citizen issues for my media web class, the word ‘globalopathy’ occurred to me and I googled it to see if it was a legitimate word.  Indeed, it is. “Brain “globalopathies” cause mental disorders.” Title of a paper published by Avi Peled, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel … More Globalopathy


Is the cross a brand? In reading about what is generally considered the Christian cross I find that it’s use was rare prior to the fourth century. Then, Constantine the Great, Roman emperor from 306 to 337, implemented it as a symbol for his army, replacing the eagle that was the standard for the Roman … More Branded

Surveillance Sickness

This is how I imagine surveillance sickness.  Maybe it will become part of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, something I actually used to read when I was a kid and wanted to become a psychiatrist.  I’m cured of that now, but I may be suffering from the above titled disease.  Included in … More Surveillance Sickness

Getting Steamy

From the website: “STEAM provides an avenue for formally teaching the inter-relationships of how subjects relate in real-life. STEAM-style education can be enjoyably and meaningfully delivered in more engaging and deeply embedding ways within the already well-established realm of education. STEAM is a substantiated, economical and sociologically adaptable as a framework by which to … More Getting Steamy